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Hannah Ilett

Call: 2011

Overview

Hannah has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a wide range of experience in commercial litigation, corporate and personal insolvency, company matters, including shareholder disputes, trusts, including dishonest assistance claims, and property matters.  She is an experienced advocate, appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Hannah is often instructed as junior counsel, and has been led in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council, Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands, and Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Hannah’s practice encompasses advice, drafting and advocacy at all stages of litigious disputes, and she is well versed in procedural matters.

 

Hannah volunteers with CLIPS (the Chancery Bar Association Litigant in Person Scheme) in the High Court Applications Court and accepts instructions from Advocate.

Hannah was called to the Bar in 2011.  She read Jurisprudence: Law with Law Studies in Europe at Jesus College, Oxford, spending a year at Panthéon-Assas in Paris.  Hannah completed her BPTC at Kaplan Law School as a Lord Denning scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (attaining the “Best Student” prize) before being awarded a Megarry Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn for her pupillage year. 

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Hannah will act in any given matter.  In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Hannah accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Expertise

Overview

Hannah has a wide experience of commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and businesses.  Her practice encompasses high value disputes with an international element through to County Court matters.  Her work includes contractual disputes (incorporation of contractual terms, breach and termination), guarantees and indemnities, arbitration agreements, limitation issues, recognition of foreign judgments and enforcement.

Notable Cases

  • Goldtrail v Onur Air [2017] 1 WLR 3014 (Supreme Court)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC.  Application considering the circumstances in which means of a company’s owner should be taken into account when imposing a financial condition on the company.

 

Overview

Hannah has extensive experience in company and partnership matters including unfair prejudice petitions, share sales (including purchase of own shares), breach of directors’ duties and dishonest assistance, company charges and restoration to the register.

Notable Cases

  • Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2015] 1 BCLC 89 (Ch D)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC. Claims based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.

Overview

Hannah’s substantial insolvency practice encompasses both corporate and individual insolvency disputes. Her experience includes preference, wrongful trading and misfeasance claims, transactions at an undervalue, applications under s.234 and 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986, appointment of administrators, the relationship between the insolvency regime and property matters, winding up and bankruptcy petitions, including restraint of advertisement and/or presentation, recission and annulment, and applications to set aside statutory demands.

Notable Cases

  • Arlington Infrastructure Ltd (In Administration) v Woolrych [2020] EWHC 3121 (Ch)
    Led by Olivier Kalfon.  Successful challenge to the out of court appointment of administrators on the basis that the floating charges upon which the appointments relied were unenforceable.  Appeal in Court of Appeal listed for 2021.
     
  • Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2015] 1 BCLC 89 (Ch D)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC. Claims brought by liquidator based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.
     
  • Mohammed Ghadami v Donegan [2014] EWHC 4448
    Successfully resisted an appeal against a decision dismissing an application to set aside a statutory demand.

Overview

Hannah has a broad property practice, with experience including, restrictive covenants, rights of way, nuisance, beneficial ownership, possession actions (landlord and tenant, trespasser, and mortgage), and the full range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, including lease licence categorisation, breach of covenants, surrender, forfeiture, frustration, break notices, breach of covenant and LTA 1954 Act business tenancy renewals.

Notable Cases

  • Anthony Armbrister, Cyril Armbrister v Marion Lightbourn & Ors [2012] UKPC 40
    Led by Carolyn Walton. Appeal to the Privy Council regarding title to two areas of land in the Bahamas.

Overview

Hannah’s practice in these areas ranges from the creation of trusts, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt and trustee’s duties, through to probate and Inheritance Act disputes.  Hannah was recently led by David Mumford QC in a dispute concerning the scope of a trustee’s duty to account to its beneficiaries.

Notable Cases

  • Wilkinson & Ors v J S Property Holdings Inc [2016] EWHC 1242 (Ch)
    Acted for the Second Defendant in a claim for a declaration that certain property was held on trust for the Claimants.

Overview

Hannah’s has experience of professional negligence claims against solicitors and planning consultants.

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • Property Bar Association.

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Hannah Ilett

Call: 2011

Overview

Hannah has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a wide range of experience in commercial litigation, corporate and personal insolvency, company matters, including shareholder disputes, trusts, including dishonest assistance claims, and property matters.  She is an experienced advocate, appearing in the High Court and County Court.

Hannah is often instructed as junior counsel, and has been led in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council, Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands, and Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Hannah’s practice encompasses advice, drafting and advocacy at all stages of litigious disputes, and she is well versed in procedural matters.

Hannah volunteers with CLIPS (the Chancery Bar Association Litigant in Person Scheme) in the High Court Applications Court and accepts instructions from Advocate.

Hannah was called to the Bar in 2011.  She read Jurisprudence: Law with Law Studies in Europe at Jesus College, Oxford, spending a year at Panthéon-Assas in Paris.  Hannah completed her BPTC at Kaplan Law School as a Lord Denning scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (attaining the “Best Student” prize) before being awarded a Megarry Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn for her pupillage year. 

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Hannah will act in any given matter.  In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Hannah accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • Property Bar Association.

Commercial and Contractual Disputes

Hannah has a wide experience of commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and businesses.  Her practice encompasses high value disputes with an international element through to County Court matters.  Her work includes contractual disputes (incorporation of contractual terms, breach and termination), guarantees and indemnities, arbitration agreements, limitation issues, recognition of foreign judgments and enforcement.

  • Goldtrail v Onur Air [2017] 1 WLR 3014 (Supreme Court)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC.  Application considering the circumstances in which means of a company’s owner should be taken into account when imposing a financial condition on the company.

 

Company, Partnerships & LLPs

Hannah has extensive experience in company and partnership matters including unfair prejudice petitions, share sales (including purchase of own shares), breach of directors’ duties and dishonest assistance, company charges and restoration to the register.

  • Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2015] 1 BCLC 89 (Ch D)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC. Claims based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Hannah’s substantial insolvency practice encompasses both corporate and individual insolvency disputes. Her experience includes preference, wrongful trading and misfeasance claims, transactions at an undervalue, applications under s.234 and 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986, appointment of administrators, the relationship between the insolvency regime and property matters, winding up and bankruptcy petitions, including restraint of advertisement and/or presentation, recission and annulment, and applications to set aside statutory demands.

  • Arlington Infrastructure Ltd (In Administration) v Woolrych [2020] EWHC 3121 (Ch)
    Led by Olivier Kalfon.  Successful challenge to the out of court appointment of administrators on the basis that the floating charges upon which the appointments relied were unenforceable.  Appeal in Court of Appeal listed for 2021.
     
  • Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2015] 1 BCLC 89 (Ch D)
    Led by Michael Gibbon QC. Claims brought by liquidator based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.
     
  • Mohammed Ghadami v Donegan [2014] EWHC 4448
    Successfully resisted an appeal against a decision dismissing an application to set aside a statutory demand.

Real Estate

Hannah has a broad property practice, with experience including, restrictive covenants, rights of way, nuisance, beneficial ownership, possession actions (landlord and tenant, trespasser, and mortgage), and the full range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, including lease licence categorisation, breach of covenants, surrender, forfeiture, frustration, break notices, breach of covenant and LTA 1954 Act business tenancy renewals.

  • Anthony Armbrister, Cyril Armbrister v Marion Lightbourn & Ors [2012] UKPC 40
    Led by Carolyn Walton. Appeal to the Privy Council regarding title to two areas of land in the Bahamas.

Trusts & Probate

Hannah’s practice in these areas ranges from the creation of trusts, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt and trustee’s duties, through to probate and Inheritance Act disputes.  Hannah was recently led by David Mumford QC in a dispute concerning the scope of a trustee’s duty to account to its beneficiaries.

  • Wilkinson & Ors v J S Property Holdings Inc [2016] EWHC 1242 (Ch)
    Acted for the Second Defendant in a claim for a declaration that certain property was held on trust for the Claimants.

Professional Negligence

Hannah’s has experience of professional negligence claims against solicitors and planning consultants.