Hannah Mantle

Senior Associate  |  Forsters

England & Wales


Estates: Contentious

Guardianship and Mental Capacity

Trusts: Contentious

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

Hannah is a Senior Associate in the Contentious Trusts and Estates team at Forsters. She specialises in a full range of contentious private client matters and is highly experienced in advising professional clients and private individuals, both domestically and internationally. Hannah acts on matters involving contentious probate and gifts, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, variations of trusts; and for fiduciaries and beneficiaries in potential breach of trust claims. Hannah also advises on contentious capacity-related matters in the Court of Protection, such as dispute relating to powers of attorney and deputyships, and statutory wills/gifting. Hannah also acts on disputes relating to charities and charitable trusts, on sanctions issues and in professional negligence claims against private client advisors. Hannah also works closely with colleagues to stress test new and on-going trusts, Wills, and nuptial agreements. Hannah is a full member of ACTAPS and of STEP.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Maison Francois

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Always spell the client's name correctly!

What was your first job?

I worked as a barista on a narrowboat

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

A greater number of disputes about the meaning of 'children' and the impact of gender in trusts and estates.

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