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Hanna Whitehead



01422 312 246


Hanna is an experienced legal representative who specialises in Health & Welfare cases in the Court of Protection. Having worked for the Local Authority for seven years, Hanna has advised on a wide variety of cases including challenges to Deprivations of Liberty (DOLS), s.16 applications and best interest decisions.

Originally passing the Bar and qualifying as a barrister, Hanna now prefers to see each case through to its conclusion via her work within the Local Authority and subsequently Ramsdens.

Hanna has post-graduate degrees in Mental Health Law and Biotechnology Law, and is currently working on a PhD in relation to capacity to engage in sexual relations. 

  • s21 objections
  • s16 applications
  • Medical consent
  • Capacity issues
  • A s.16 case involving the use of CCTV to monitor an elderly patient in a private home, and the subsequent dispute as to whether this was necessary and proportionate.
  • A s.16 case regarding an individual who was known to hoard items and whose property had been deemed a fire hazard. The individual did not wish for changes to be made to their home, but did not have capacity to make decisions in this area.
  • An inherent jurisdiction case where an elderly gentleman was being physically and financially abused by his son. Safeguarding intervention was required despite the gentleman in question being deemed to have capacity in relation to contact with his son.

Visit our Court of Protection section, for more information on our services, or alternatively, call our team on 01484 821 500.