Hannah Mcsorley > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Coates
Guildford Chambers

Work Department



Hannah joined Chambers in 2011, having completed her pupillage in a leading family set in London. Prior to pupillage, she was a solicitor in the property department of an international “magic circle” law firm. She now practices in all areas of family law and has appeared at all levels including County Court, Family Proceedings Court and High Court.

  • Hannah deals with all forms of financial relief on divorce including cases involving complex assets, trusts, pre-nuptial agreements and foreign aspects. Her background as a property solicitor gives her an advantage in dealing with the financial issues which arise on relationship breakdown. She is confident in dealing with complex commercial and property documents and with claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and the Inheritance (provsion for family and dependants) Act 1975.
  • In relation to children law, Hannah has represented and advised parents, children and guardians in private and public law disputes.  As a pupil, she assisted leading and junior counsel in the Court of Appeal on the case of Re W (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 703.
  • Hannah also undertakes Family Law Act 1996 cases.


Called 2010; Middle Temple.


Family Law Bar Association.


St Hilda’s College, Oxford University (2003 MA (Oxon) Ancient and Modern History, DK Broster Scholarship); Common Professional Examination; Legal Practice Course; Bar Aptitude Test.


Hannah is married with one son and enjoys reading, travelling and cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 4

Hannah McSorleyGuildford Chambers ‘Hannah is very understanding and supportive of clients. She listens and never rushes the client, allowing them to always feel in control. She is very supportive to work with.’