Hannah Markham > The 36 Group > London, London > Lawyer Profile

The 36 Group
The 36 Group


Hannah is a leading junior representing local authorities, parents, guardians, Nyas and children in their own right, in complex and challenging public and private law proceedings. Known for her work in cases involving serious allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional harm, she is also highly regarded in her work in medical cases: non accidental injury, shaken baby syndrome and cases involving mental health issues. She impresses with her good reasoning both in and outside court, which assists in children cases as much as in ancillary relief matters. Her work is leavened with cases dealing with international abductions, judicial review and mental health/Court of Protection. Hannah is keen to focus on the impact of European law, human rights and the European charter on current family law issues. She is now preferred counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Hannah’s work also focuses on judicial review issues both within family law cases and as free-standing issues. Her approach to clients is noted as being highly personable, warm, open minded and thorough; be they lay or professional clients. Hannah trains social workers in the art of Court Skills and often presents lectures to the judiciary and local lawyers in on-going training and skill development. Hannah is a member of the FLBA committee in which she actively engages and is involved in various topics and areas of development. She has been direct-access trained for over five years.


Called 1998 Lincoln’s; appointed panel counsel EHRC January 2011.


Spanish, conversational French.


FLBA (committee member).


Westwood House, Peterborough; Middlesex University (1993 BA (Hons) 2:1 English and Spanish); University of London (1994 MA (Merit) Latin American Studies); Guildhall University (1996 CPE Distinction (2nd in Year)); College of Law (1998 BVC (Very Competent)).

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Hannah Markham QC

The 36 Group

Explains the law in a way that is persuasive to the judge and understandable to the client.

Members of the ‘superb’ The 36 Group are ‘responsive, helpful and knowledgeable of the children law sector’, according to instructing solicitors. In a ground-breaking piece of litigation, Hannah Markham QC is leading the claimants’ case against various government departments in R v YY, a case challenging the current law on transgender parents and on the registration of children, as well as the terminology to be used on birth certificates.