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Hannah Wiltshire

Albion Chambers

Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR

  • Overview

    Hannah undertakes Matrimonial Finance, Schedule 1, Private-Law children work, and trusts of land cases. She has a particular interest in how these areas interplay with each other and other jurisdictions, such as Proceeds of Crime.

  • Matrimonial Finance

    Acting for Husbands, Wives, and interveners, Hannah has conducted cases which involve companies, partnerships and farms.

    Cases of interest include:

    • Re H – representing intervening daughter with beneficial interest in property owned by husband and wife;
    • Re L – representing intervening brother and mother with life interest in property owned by husband and wife;
    • Re B – representing husband. Co-director of pre-marriage business suffering the effects of economic downturn;
    • Re P – representing wife. All assets (including contingent, possible hidden and sole trader business assets) in husband’s name. Significant debt in wife’s name. Issues about liquidity of assets and potential for bankruptcy;
    • Re H – representing husband. Wife fraudulently encashed joint assets;
    • Re C – representing wife. Short marriage with contribution argument by virtue of her securing removal of agricultural tie on FMH which had been owned by her husband before their marriage;
    • Re C – representing wife. Whether concluded agreement and, if so, whether vitiated on grounds of change of residence of one of the children;
    • Re B – detailed analysis of company accounts of the husband’s nine companies proved an understated income on his part.
  • Child Law Private

    Hannah represents parents, grandparents and children’s guardians in all aspects of private-law children work

    Case of interest include:

    • Re M – Secured supervised contact contrary to the expert recommendations in a case where Father was convicted of downloading indecent images of children
    • P v B – Successfully argued for local schooling contrary to Father, Local Authority, and SEND Tribunal’s preference for child to attend independent school
    • Re T – Secured contact for Grandparents, who had provided high level of care for the child, contrary to the wishes of the Mother
    • K v H – Successfully argued against declaration of parentage in circumstances where paternity not in issue but mother’s motives were potentially harmful to the child
    • B v W – Secured order for indirect contact only following fact-finding hearing about violent father
    • C v P – Permission granted for child to move abroad despite shared care arrangement in place
  • Interplay with other Areas
    • B v M – Concurrent TOLATA and Schedule 1 proceedings in which offset sought from proprietary interest for past/future school fees
    • M v S – Representing H in financial remedy proceedings concurrently with COP proceedings for W’s lack of capacity
    • Re W – Disciplinary proceedings for misconduct, including applications for interim suspension, by the GSCC against a children’s Guardian;
    • Re W – representing wife in ancillary relief proceedings concurrent with husband’s confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act;
    • Re H – representing the intervening partner with a TOLATA claim against a property subject to a Proceeds of Crime Act confiscation order;
    • Re I – representing the Crown Prosecution Service in financial remedy proceedings following confiscation proceedings under POCA.
Hannah Wiltshire


“Hannah is a fantastic barrister, she is very articulate and she’s the calm sensible voice in the courtroom.”

“She always has a well-prepared performance; she is a robust advocate and is passionate about her cases.”

“Hannah is really tenacious; she’s formidable and really fights hard for clients.”

Chambers and Partners 2024 

“She is a great advocate and not afraid to fight her client’s corner. She will always go that extra mile.”

“Hannah has a great understanding of complex financial matters involving pensions, tax and businesses.”

“She is very good with clients and able to express advice and information in a way which is accessible and understandable.”

Chambers and Partners 2023

“She is very approachable and thoroughly prepared.” “She’s exceptional, wonderful on technical detail and understanding of accounts involving companies.”
Chambers and Partners 2022

“Held in high esteem by instructing solicitors across the South West, particularly for her impressive grasp of family finance matters. Her work ranges from disputes regarding allegations of fraud to those where bankruptcy is a possibility.” “She is a very strong advocate and very well prepared. She is good on accountancy.” “She is calm, with a fantastic client manner, and has a real presence in court.” “She takes a pragmatic approach and delivers excellent results.”
Chambers and Partners 2021

What Solicitors and Clients Say

“Thank you for the enormous impact you’ve had on mine and my family’s lives, with your consummate professionalism and compassion. The experience of court was an extremely unpleasant one but was more bearable by your reassuring presence. Thank you for your wise counsel and eloquence”.

“For me Christmas will be a new beginning, for which I am beyond ready. Thank you for your time, your dedication and your understanding, and for that beautiful compassion in your eyes”

“Mr N is delighted (and quite emotional) and thanks you for the marvellous job you did on his behalf”

“Thank you again for all your and Hannah’s help yesterday. To find the energy to wrap it up at the end of a long day, in the confident way she did, it was very impressive, and I’m grateful not to be in court this morning fighting it out”.

“Please also pass on my thanks to Hannah.  As a team I feel we got a good outcome and it was all achieved professionally but with good humour”.

“Wow Hannah. What a result. You have done a fantastic job”

“Thanks Hannah. I think it was an excellent result. Thank you for your hard work”

“I am very happy at the settlement and delighted to get it all over with and just wanted to thank you so much for steering me through to this point and for all your sensible advice”

“You were right, I was indeed in very safe hands. I was very impressed with the performance of Hannah Wiltshire, and she exceeded my expectations. She was kind to listen to my concerns, noted them, devised a strategy and delivered it with utmost effectiveness and professionalism, along with her own points that she had already prepared. No matter what judgement comes tomorrow she has won my heart for her exemplary performance. It was immaculate!”


  • LLB (Hons) (Lond)

Professional Memberships

  • Western Circuit
  • FLBA