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Hannah Clarke

Partner and Head of Fornham Office

Hannah is a Partner and Head of our Fornham Office. She has many years’ experience in supporting injured people and their families after life-changing incidents. Hannah has helped children and adults after traumatic brain injuries, amputation and spinal cord injuries and those who have sustained psychiatric injuries as a result of an incident. Hannah’s focus is on making a positive difference and helping people affected by trauma in any way she can.

Hannah has also supported many families who have sadly been bereaved, helping them to access the emotional and financial support they need, including supporting families at inquests and criminal hearings, and bringing claims for secondary victims.

Through her experience of supporting people after serious and fatal incidents, Hannah has also developed relationships with police family liaison officers nationwide and regularly provides training for officers on personal injury work and how we support families. She has also presented to other professionals who help people after serious injury, including medical professionals, charities, Citizens Advice Bureau and Victim Support Officers.

Professional Experience:

Career history

  • Court of Appeal win: Arnup v MW White limited [2008] EWCA Civ 447
  • Court of Appeal win: Collins-Williamson v Silverlink Train Services [2009] EWCA Civ 850
  • National Young Achiever of the Year award 2009
  • Multi-party actions on behalf of families.


Cases worked

  • Hannah has obtained well over £60 million in damages for clients over her career.
  • Catastrophic injury cases including; amputation, spinal cord injuries, psychiatric injuries and traumatic brain injuries
  • Fatal collisions and supporting families after bereavement
  • Injuries arising from workplace/construction incidents, railway and road incidents, electrocutions, machinery, drownings

Areas of expertise and memberships:

Professional interest and area(s) of expertise

  • Head of Eastern England supervising the team based in our Bury St Edmunds office.
  • Relationship development and training for external professionals.
  • Learning and development for other colleagues.
  • Media experience including live news and radio interviews.

Professional memberships and reputation

  • Accredited Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
  • APIL’s East Anglia Regional Co-ordinator.
  • Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel.
  • ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
  • Law Society Personal Injury Panel accreditation
  • Member of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS)

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