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Hannah Sweeney

Head of Mental Health

Hannah Sweeney is an Associate Solicitor and Head of the Mental Health Department. Hannah has worked at GN Law since October 2014 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2017.

About Hannah

Hannah specialises in Mental Health law and also works within the Court of Protection team. Hannah regularly represents both forensic and civil clients at the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), Hospital Managers’ Hearings and also has experience dealing with nearest relative displacement proceedings. Hannah is also Legal Aid Agency Supervisor and is based across our North Finchley office and our Tring office.


  • Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands, Erasmus Programme(Passed) (2012-2013)
  • University of East Anglia, LLB with European Legal Systems (2:1 Hons) (2014)
  • Hannah started her Legal Practice Course and training contract with GN Law (2015)
  • Admitted to the Mental Health Tribunal Panel (2016)


  • Summer work placement, St Andrew’s Healthcare Northampton (2013)
  • Caseworker for Mental Health Solicitor in Norwich (2014)
  • Assistant Mental Health Act Administrator, Cygnet Healthcare Stevenage (2014)
  • GN Law (2014-present)

Personal Interests and Activities 

Hannah enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Recent Articles

Hannah Sweeney explains how the Coronavirus Act 2020 changes the operation of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Our People - Hannah Sweeney
Hannah Sweeney looks at the shocking statistic that 1 in 9 children suffer from a mental disorder.
Our People - Hannah Sweeney
Hannah Sweeney looks at what impact the Policing and Crime Act will have on psychiatric patients
Our People - Hannah Sweeney

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