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About Us

Founded in Battersea in 1898 we have a long established reputation for the high quality of our work, our determination and integrity and our commitment to our clients.

Forward-thinking. Local Feeling.

Our roots are in Battersea, and although over the years our team has grown and our client base has diversified throughout London and the UK, our culture has remained the same.

Our approach is distinctly different from other London firms. We are made up of a dynamic team who offer forward-thinking and innovative advice without the corporate attitude of many city firms. We are friendly and approachable, but with a tenacious attitude to achieve the best outcome for our clients.


The legal bit

Hanne & Co Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC422012 trading as Hanne & Co. Its registered office is at The Candle Factory, 112 York Road, Battersea, London, England, SW11 3RS. A list of members (with details of each member’s professional qualification) may be inspected at the registered office or on our website. Hanne & Co Solicitors LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA 651362.

We are at the forefront of legal services

We have a broad range of skills and experience to assist you with your business and personal needs. Our caseloads are varied from straightforward transactions to complex high-profile cases, but no matter the case, our client care never falters.


At Hanne & Co we C.A.R.E


We work as one team with colleagues, clients and third parties towards a collective goal – to make a positive difference to clients’ lives.

Act with integrity

We are honest, trustworthy, and ethical, and ensure we always do the right thing by our clients, colleagues and our profession.

Real Humans

We recognise that we are all human. We embrace diversity and inclusion and stand up for what we believe in.


We pride ourselves on the quality of our people and our ability to deliver outstanding results.

Our History


Thomas Herbert Hanne is first recorded in the Law Society’s list, practising at addresses in Clapham and Battersea in south London.


The firm’s founder Herbert Curtis Lee Hanne is admitted and joins his father to practise as Hanne & Son until 1914, and thereafter as an individual until 1933.


On the death of HCL Hanne, his articled clerk David Rapaport petitions the Law Society successfully to carry on the business of the firm although not yet qualified.


David Rapaport (1910 – 2000), now admitted, calls the firm HCL Hanne & Co. He practices at Lavender Hill SW11, Kings Avenue, SW4, and Kings Bench Walk, Temple, EC4.


At the Law Society’s request, Partner Michael Burdett set up a committee to create court duty solicitors schemes in south London, extending to police station schemes from 1984.


The firm consolidates from several branch offices into a sole office at Clapham Junction.


The firm celebrates its centenary after 100 years in practice.


David Taylor becomes president of South London Law Society, a post he holds until 2006 when he becomes the South London area representative on the Law Society’s Council.


Michael Burdett receives a Lifetime Achievement award at the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Silver Jubilee.


The firm has many publicly and privately funded clients, appearing in many high profile cases. Moving away from the initials HCL, the firm becomes known as Hanne & Co, adopting a fresh and contemporary approach to the services offered.


In September 2015, Hanne & Co, moved to new premises in the Candle Factory and Molasses House in Battersea


Hanne & Co is first listed in The UK Legal 500 as a Leading Firm for its Public and Private Family departments. In addition. Elizabeth Francis and Susan Harlow are individually listed as Recommended Lawyers.


We have grown over the years and are now a 64 person law firm still dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in Battersea and beyond and committed to excellence in legal services.


The firm celebrates 125 years in business at The Barbican Conservatory.


Hanne & Co expands with new City of London office at 44 Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane.

Hanne & Co in numbers
3 London offices
17 Business Services staff
49 Fee earners
5 Years as a leading London law firm (Legal 500)
7 Accreditations
218 Trees planted
126 Years in business
Get in touch
Call us on +44 20 7228 0017