Savannah focuses on property, Court of Protection, and family law, particularly public law children care cases. She draws on the breadth of experience she gained early on in her career when she had a more general family and civil practice.

Clients find Savannah to be approachable and responsive. She is thorough in her advice and preparation, and a robust advocate. Savannah understands that legal proceedings can sometimes be daunting, and she works hard to ensure that all clients feel able to fully participate in every step.

Savannah is available to advise in writing or conference as well as representing clients at court and tribunal hearings.

She welcomes instructions from both solicitors and members of the public on a direct access basis and is happy to travel.

If you would like more information about Savannah’s practice, please contact her clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Family

Savannah has a strong practice in family law, with a focus on public children care cases.

She regularly represents local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians at all stages of proceedings up to and including final hearing, and has significant experience of cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury.

Savannah is experienced in cases involving deprivation of liberty (DoLs) for children, and secure accommodation orders, as well as cases with an international aspect.

Examples of recent cases:

• Acted for father in a non-accidental injury case, in which the expert recommended further medical investigation midway through his evidence
• Represented the mother in 11-day non-accidental injury fact find, avoided a finding of domestic abuse

Property

Savannah accepts instructions to advise and represent clients across the full range of property law matters, from initial enquiry through to final hearing. She regularly acts for clients in landlord and tenant matters, TOLATA claims and boundary disputes, and is developing a practice in disrepair and leasehold enfranchisement.

Examples of recent cases:

• Successfully defended multi-track possession proceedings on behalf of an elderly client who had become involved in a fraudulent equity release scheme
• Achieved a late-stage settlement of an adverse possession claim in favour of claimant client through extensive negotiation
• Instructed in ongoing proceedings, in which complex issues of validity of notices, constructive trusts, and proprietary estoppel arise

Court of Protection & community care

Savannah has a busy Court of Protection practice. She regularly acts in s.21 Mental Capacity Act challenges and in health and welfare cases.

She has experience of matters concerning deprivation of liberty, residence, and social and health care.

Savannah also advises families, attorneys and local authorities in relation to care home fees, and duties under Lasting Power of Attorneys.

Education

Bar Professional Training Course (University of Law) (2016)

Graduate Diploma in Law (Kaplan Law School) (2014)

BA Philosophy (University of Warwick) (2012)

Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association