Hanni Pennelegion

Hanni joined Kirby Sheppard (now Barcan+Kirby) in 1996 and became a Partner in 2010. She is head of our Family team (comprising of 20 fee earners) and she specialises in all aspects of financial settlements arising from divorce and relationship breakdown.

She has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of family law and focuses on assisting individuals with the complex and often emotionally difficult task of resolving financial disputes in a cost-effective manner. Hanni works closely with Kirsten Hale to ensure clients receive expert advice and assistance throughout their case.

Hanni has extensive experience advising on pension sharing, maintenance claims, related business issues, prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

She is known for her direct and down-to-earth approach.

Hanni is a Resolution accredited specialist family solicitor and a collaborative lawyer, and often acts for clients based outside of Bristol.

  • "One of the first things that really impressed me was that, at my very first visit, Hanni was exceptionally sympathetic, kind, understanding and professional. This gave me every confidence in Barcan+Kirby. Excellent service."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "Hanni is extremely popular and likeable. Clients always feel that she is on their side and she puts them at ease. She is not afraid of the complicated or unusual case."
    Legal 500 UK
  • “I found Hanni exceptionally good. She works really efficiently and quickly, and communicates clearly, she works like a modern 21st century professional which is rare for a divorce lawyers!”
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "Hanni was amazing and very supportive."
    Ms RFamily Matters Client