I am a Solicitor covering the South Coast region (with offices in Chichester, Gatwick and Southampton) and specialising in all aspects of family law, relationship breakdown and children law. I qualified with the Family Law team in September 2020.
I offer help and advice to people when their relationship comes to an end, or help them plan for the possibility of that happening. This may involve the separation itself, the related consequences for their finances, or care arrangements for their children.
In every case, I always work hard to achieve the result which is right for each client, while also making sure they have a clear understanding of the possible outcomes from the start.
What inspired you to get into law?
I enjoy a challenge and as a lawyer, you're continuously learning throughout your career, in order to keep up with the ever-changing world around you. That excites me, as I want to continually improve my knowledge and my practices and continue learning from the people around me. I love the intellectual stimulation of case analysis, which means I am always growing professionally.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
When a client first instructs us, they are often struggling to come to terms with the breakdown of a relationship and the impact this will have on their life. Navigating the family law process can be an overwhelming experience. It's particularly rewarding to help clients through these challenges and see them come out of the other side happier and more confident.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell has a fresh and pioneering approach. We're a close knit and supportive team, sharing a dedication to our clients and a passion for the law. I feel lucky to work alongside some of the best lawyers in the industry and learn from their experiences.
What do you do away from the office?
I’m an avid reader of Time Out and love finding fun activities to do at the weekend with my friends and family. Most recently, we did a London Underground Treasure Hunt, which I would highly recommend!
I also love to travel, recent highlights include staying in a traditional Japanese ryokan, snorkelling between two tectonic plates in Iceland and seeing the Northern Lights in Sweden.
"My experience with Irwin Mitchell was a very positive experience with a fantastic outcome to a very complicated situation. My solicitor Hannah Braisted was always honest helpful and to the point if I needed to contact her she would always contact me back and explain in terms you could understand.
"Been trying to get a positive outcome to my situation for 10 years Irwin Mitchell were happy to take on my case when others were not, and in December 30th 2022 they made the impossible happen and was granted my divorce perfect start to the new year." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Also notable Hannah Braisted (assistant) for her prompt responses and impeccable organisation." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent communications. My divorce was handled with care. During zoom meetings time taken to listen then very patient explanations given to me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Thanks to Hannah for very efficient and diligent attention to my matter and her clear communication and advice. Very happy with the service, thanks." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Five stars, simple! The team at Irwin Mitchell; Hannah, Marie and Zarah supported me throughout the most stressful and difficult time of my life. Without doubt a brilliant service and professional in every detail. I thank you for your help and support and wish you all the very best." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Really attentive solicitors. Hannah and Dipal were so supportive and responsive during difficult times. Highly recommended." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent all round service from my initial approach to final result. Whoever I talked to was very supportive, and clearly my needs and requirements came first. In what could have been a stressful time the team and their advice made a real difference, and Hannah, as the appointed solicitor took me step by step through in a way I could clearly understand and feel confident about." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Hannah Braisted and Charlotte Clewes were allocated my case, and from the beginning, I felt that they understood my situation, and I was made to feel more than just another client. Hannah and Charlotte understood that they were dealing with a legal process and an emotional process. They genuinely emphasised my position and provided me with the expert advice I needed. Hannah and Charlotte kept me updated throughout the process and showed endless patience when I needed extra information and reassurance before I made decisions that affected my children and me. I genuinely felt that they were not just trying to get the best outcome for me. They were trying to get the correct result to accommodate everyone’s needs and reduce the likelihood of future financial and emotional repercussions." - 5* Trustpilot review
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