Hannah joined Vardags as a director in February 2017. She has over 10 years’ experience in advising high net worth individuals, executors and trustees in the context of contentious trusts, disputed wills, contentious probates and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. Hannah acts for private individuals and professional trust and corporate services providers and her instructions frequently involve complex multi-jurisdictional issues. She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, an Affiliate of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a contributor to Planning and Administration of offshore and onshore trusts published by Bloomsbury Professional.
Hannah is also highly experienced in issues concerning title to and provenance of works of art and antiques, again acting for private individuals, professional trustees and charity trustees. Her recent work in this area include acting for the Defendants in the reported case of Butler and Butler v Butler and Butler, concerning the Butler Family Collection of Chinese porcelain, and acting for a private individual to recover a work of art fraudulently conveyed to a third party in the United States.