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Hannah Ilett

Call 2011


Hannah’s broad commercial chancery practice spans Maitland’s core areas of expertise.  She is an experienced advocate, appearing regularly before the County Court and High Court in a range of matters including applications, trials and appeals.  Effective as part of a team, Hannah has been led in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council, Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands and Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.  Hannah provides advice, drafting and advocacy at all stages of litigious disputes, and is well versed in procedural matters.

Key areas of work include:

Commercial and Contractual Disputes: From high value disputes with an international element to low value claims across a whole range of industries and businesses, including breach and termination of contracts, guarantees and indemnities, arbitration agreements, and international issues such as recognition of foreign judgments.

Company and Partnership Disputes: Including unfair prejudice petitions; breach of directors’ duties; share sales; company charges, and restoration to the register.

Insolvency (Corporate and Individual): Including winding up and bankruptcy petitions (and their rescission and annulment); applications to set aside statutory demands; restraint of advertisement or presentation; validation orders; and advice on the interrelationship between the insolvency regimes and, for instance, landlord and tenant matters.

Real Estate (including Commercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant): Including possession actions (L&T, mortgage and trespassers); breach of covenants; break notices; lease extensions; new tenancies; assignment; forfeiture; adverse possession; restrictive covenants; nuisance and disputes as to the beneficial ownership of land.

Trusts and Probate: From the creation of trusts, breach of trusts, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt through to probate and inheritance act disputes.

Professional Negligence: Including negligence claims against solicitors and planning consultants.

Hannah is a member of the Junior Chancery Bar Committee.  She volunteers with CLIPS (the Chancery Bar Association Litigant in Person Scheme) in the High Court Applications Court and accepts instructions from the Bar Pro Bono unit.

Hannah is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association, Insolvency Lawyers Association and Property Bar Association.

Hannah was called to the Bar in 2011. After reading Jurisprudence: Law with Law Studies in Europe at Jesus College, Oxford (spending a year at Panthéon-Assas in Paris), she completed her BPTC at Kaplan Law School as a Lord Denning scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (attaining the “Best Student” prize) before obtaining a Megarry Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn for her pupillage year.

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