Hannah is an associate in our Family and Matrimonial team.
She advises married couples, cohabitees and civil partners on all aspects of relationship breakdown and the financial disputes that may arise as a result. She acts in divorce and financial remedy proceedings and achieves settlements for clients both in and out of court proceedings.
Hannah is familiar with complex crypto-currency assets and she advises high net worth individuals on complex structures such as trust funds and family estates. She also advises on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, including those with an international element. She is committed to assisting clients in exploring avenues such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, as an alternative to issuing proceedings.
Hannah sustains a busy children practice, regularly acting for parents in private law cases including child contact disputes, allegations of domestic abuse, fact-finding proceedings, declaration of parentage and applications to relocate with children (both within England and abroad).
Alongside her matrimonial practice, Hannah has established a specialist practice in cross-border children disputes. She acts for parents in child abduction proceedings pursuant to the 1980 Hague Convention, and in wardship proceedings. Hannah has niche experience in acting for stranded spouses who have been abandoned abroad without their visas or travel documents, to enable them to return to the UK. She works collaboratively with immigration practitioners to secure their repatriation to this jurisdiction, including obtaining findings of domestic abuse against the other party in warship proceedings.
Hannah also acts for foreign public bodies in complex cross-border public law proceedings to secure the protection of children and vulnerable adults living in this jurisdiction under orders of foreign courts. She also assists partner and Head of the Family team, Alison Leivesley, in adoption matters, often with an international element.
Hannah has acted for both appellants and respondents within Court of Appeal proceedings, resulting in successful outcomes for clients. She acted for an intervener in the UK Supreme Court case of G v G  UKSC 9 (19 March 2021), which considered the interplay between asylum claims and 1980 Hague Convention proceedings. This case won runner-up ‘Case of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards 2021.
Hannah is an active member of Resolution and was elected as Secretary on the London Region Committee, having sat on this committee since 2019. She is committed to encouraging clients to reach agreement, where possible, utilising methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She also delivers lectures to undergraduate family law students and has delivered training on all aspects of family law to the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).
Education and career
- Hannah graduated in 2014 from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.
- In 2015 Hannah completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Law.
- In 2018 she completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with London Metropolitan University.
- Hannah joined Bindmans as a paralegal in October 2015. She then completed her training contract and qualified in 2018.
Hannah’s reported cases include:
- H (A Child)  EWHC 1509 (Fam)
- R v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Disclosure of Asylum Documents)  EWHC 3147 (Fam)
- R v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No.2) 2020 EWHC 1036 (Fam) https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2020/1036.html
- Re H. (A Child) (Disclosure of Asylum Documents)  EWCA 1001
- S (A Child)  EWCA Civ 923 (17 July 2020)
- G (A Child : Child Abduction)  EWCA Civ 1185
- Health Service Executive of Ireland v Ellern Mede Moorgate  EWCOP
- G v G  UKSC 9 (19 March 2021)
What clients say
I would like to thank you for your help in resolving this matter. I found the advice and support to be extremely helpful during what has been a very stressful period. Your speed of response and clear and helpful information, guidance and advice has been very much welcomed.
Thank you both for your excellent work in relation to this matter […] Hannah it has been a pleasure liaising with you.
Thank you very much for the vast work that you put into this case. I am full of admiration for the integrity and professionalism of your work. I’m really thankful for the invaluable help. Thanks again.
I would like to thank you again and the whole team that worked on my case. You don’t even realize how grateful I am for your work and dedication.
All the best wishes from us to you, and thank you for always being there for me.
Chambers and Partners 2023
- Hannah is recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Children: Cross-Border Disputes. She is described as “very thorough, very detailed and really considered in her approach.”
- “She is very good with client care and also has a good legal brain.”
- “Hannah is always helpful and efficient. She turns things round quickly and understands which points to pursue on a case.”
- She is gaining a strong reputation for her practice, which often sees her representing vulnerable clients in multi-jurisdictional children matters.
Legal 500 2023
- “Hannah Marshall impressed me with her hard work and dedication to an unusual application for a client. She was also well versed in the difficult legal considerations.”
- “Hannah Marshall is experienced, bright, expert, resourceful and highly effective in her conduct of international children and CoP work, with a very substantial track record of success in high-level, difficult cases, giving her real authority in what she does- with a substantial record of successful leading cases to her credit.”
Legal 500 2022
- “Hannah Marshall is the dream solicitor to work with.”
- “Hannah Marshall – extremely good with clients and extremely thorough in her case preparation.”
- “Hannah Marshall – a young practitioner to look out for.”
Legal 500 2021
- “Hannah Marshall…adopts an approach years above her practice.”
- Resolution & YRES
- Association of Lawyers for Children
- Child Abduction Lawyers Association
- Women in Family Law