Hannah Watkins > Wilson Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wilson Solicitors LLP
N17 8AD

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Public Law




Hannah studied BA English Literature at Queen Mary University. In 2009 she completed her Graduate Diploma in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course with Distinction in 2012.

She joined Wilsons as a Public Law Paralegal. Hannah then went on to become a Caseworker in both the Public Law and Immigration departments and became a trainee solicitor in October 2014.

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in the public law department in October 2016.

Hannah has experience working on cases involving detained clients, young adults and those with disabilities. Hannah has assisted the public law department on a range of cases including complex public law and human rights cases with a particular focus on Judicial Review applications challenging detention and civil claims for false imprisonment.

Before joining Wilsons Hannah worked at her local Citizen Advice Bureau advising on a range of matters including housing, welfare benefits and debt as well as policy research. During her studies she also volunteered at The University of Law pro bono programme providing free legal advice to members of the public.


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London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Wilson Solicitors LLP‘s ‘brilliant and dedicated’ team predominantly represents migrants, victims of human trafficking and prisoners in judicial reviews serving to protect and enforce fundamental human rights. Recently, Nina Rathbone Pullen and Hannah Watkins represented one of three claimants in a test case concerning the provision of accommodation to destitute migrants, which resulted in the High Court finding that the claimant had suffered degrading treatment in violation of Article 3. Practice head James Elliott has a strong track record in public inquests and legal challenges against Home Office policies.  Associate Nusrat Uddin , whose practice covers public law and human rights, including migrant welfare and actions against the state, is also recommended.