Hannah is the head of Injury Services. She specialises in catastrophic injury claims and in particular fatal incidents, amputations, spinal injuries, psychiatric injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She is an experienced advocate and represents clients at Inquests. Hannah has experience in corporate manslaughter cases and claims which involve acting on behalf of multiple claimants, most recently in an industrial incident case which killed four employees.
Hannah also specialises in child brain injury cases and other injuries to children.
Hannah has obtained over £50m in damages for her clients.
She is accredited as a Fellow by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and is the Co-ordinator of APIL's East Anglian Regional Group. Hannah is a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel, Headway, Spinal Injuries Association and the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship.
Hannah appears regularly in the regional and legal media and on local radio and won the 'Personal Injury Young Achiever of the Year' category at the 2009 Personal Injury Awards.
Hannah is based at our Thetford office.
Hannah Clarke (‘able, absolutely dedicated, a real fighter’) advised on a £1.8m RTA case involving an amputation. – Legal 500
‘Committed and impressive lawyer' Hannah Clarke, who settled a £4m brain injury claim, is ‘extremely intelligent, proactive and compassionate'. - Legal 500
" ... stand out lawyer Hannah Clarke comes across as extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, incredibly well organised, proactive and compassionate when dealing with clients and their families who have clearly had traumatic experiences." - Industry expert
"Hannah showed such professionalism the whole way through my case and nothing was an effort at all. I could not have asked for a better person to be in my corner to look after my affairs, from organising medical appointments to getting me my interim payments at the most crucial of times. I felt like Hannah was almost available around the clock and always received prompt replies from her. Hannah was very calm and collected the whole way through this process which put my mind at ease through some of the most difficult times of my life." - Ashtons Legal client
‘Probably the best personal injury firm in East Anglia’, Hannah Clarke, is ‘a determined, tenacious litigator’. - Legal 500
Hannah is described by counsel as "delightful to work with and very steely." She is best known for her work on spinal injury and fatal cases but recently pursued a claim resulting from an amputation due to an occupational accident. - Chambers & Partners
Hannah is regarded by the market as a "good communicator" who has established a very strong personal injury practice - Chambers & Partners
Hannah Clarke (formerly Hannah Rutterford) is a partner in the Thetford office. She is particularly well known for her work on spinal injury cases and fatal claims - Chambers & Partners
Hannah Clarke is ‘unequalled in client service – diligent and hardworking' - Legal 500
Hannah Clarke is ‘first rate for complex and high-value claims; she is never satisfied with second best and is always pressing to ensure the best result for her client’. - Legal 500
Hannah Clarke's attention to client needs impresses sources, with one noting: "We have been well informed and felt supported during a very tough process." - Chambers & Partners 2018
By Hannah Clarke
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