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Hannah Clipston



Hannah has considerable experience in commercial litigation and the resolution of disputes for commercial organisations, particularly in the sport and leisure industry. Clients she has assisted include Greenwich Leisure Limited and Nuffield Health. She trained and worked in the City for five years and her practice covers High Court litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in 2003.

“compares very favourably with City litigators” - Legal 500, 2015

Recent Highlights

  • Advising a broadcasting organisation on defending a high value breach of restrictive covenant and breach of contract claim in the High Court.
  • Advising an international trade finance business on a substantial breach of contract claim against various defendants overseas arising out of trade finance agreements.
  • Advising a high net worth individual in connection with a multi-million pound breach of contract dispute involving concurrent proceedings in the High Court and the Bankruptcy Court.
  • Advising a leisure organisation on a commercially important contractual exit that was successfully achieved in accordance with the client’s objective at a low cost with low litigation risk.
  • Advising a leisure supplier on various breaches of restrictive covenants by former employees, including the consideration of interim injunctive relief.

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  • 07/05/2019
    Southampton's Economy Predicted To Be In Top 10 Following Brexit, Says New Study

    “This report paints a positive picture for Southampton in terms of output and job growth. Brexit has undoubtedly created a great deal of uncertainty for businesses. “However, looking to the future it is clear that the Southampton economy is in a good place to weather the storm long term largely as a result of its international travel and transport links, its geographic features, its world class universities and its established technology sector. Our latest study highlights this resilience and should give us confidence that in the 12 months following the expected date for leaving the EU the Southampton economy will grow at a relatively fast rate.”

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  • 06/09/2018
    Hannah Clipston Promoted To Lead Irwin Mitchell's Business Division In Southampton

    "I am very excited to have been offered the opportunity to play a lead role in the development of Irwin Mitchell's business division in Southampton. "I am looking forward to working with my colleagues across all divisions in Southampton to enhance our reputation in our specialist sectors and service lines, create sustainable growth based on consistently excellent client service, client sharing and client feedback and build a mutually supportive and transparent office culture."

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  • 05/01/2018
    Southampton's Economy Set For Strong 2018

    “The latest UK Powerhouse report reveals steady economic growth within cities on the South Coast during 2017. What is particularly pleasing, however, is that despite the strong headwinds and uncertainty, Southampton, Portsmouth ad Bournemouth are predicted to be in the top 10 for the fastest economic growth in 2018.” “Bournemouth’s employment growth is also a strong step forward and emphasises how the banking, finance and insurance industry’s presence in the area is having a strong impact on the area.”

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