Hannah Langford

Hannah Langford


Areas of Expertise

Hannah works closely with housing associations, local authorities and private developers with a particular focus on planning, development and regeneration schemes.  Hannah heads up our planning team and advises on all aspects of town and country planning including drafting and negotiating section 106 and infrastructure agreements, advising on appropriation, planning appeals and listed buildings.

Hannah is also a Board Member for Golding Homes and chairs the renumeration and governance subcommittee.


Prior to Devonshires, Hannah was Head of Development (London) at law firm Clarke Willmott, where she advised on joint ventures, acquisitions, and redevelopments. Before that, she was a principal property and contracts lawyer at Clarion Housing Group, where she advised on  the Merton Regeneration Project.

Hanna’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting on the acquisition of 750 affordable housing units at Silvertown Quays from Lendlease,
  • Advising on two planning public enquiries including drafting and negotiating complex section 106 agreements, and
  • Advising a housing association on a large housing regeneration project in Windsor.

Hannah has also previously worked at a number of local authorities including Medway Council and Newham Council.


Hannah is a “leading individual” in the Legal 500 directory.


Hannah recently spoke at the ‘Decarbonising the North West 2021’ virtual event.


Hannah graduated from De Montford University with a BA Honours degree in Public Administration and Managerial Studies, before completing her LPC and CPE at the London Metropolitan University.


Hannah is a member of Surrey County Cricket Club.  She is keen swimmer and runner and enjoys spending time with her three children and two black labradors.

Professional Membership

Hannah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Net Zero advisory committee.

Associate committee member of the BPF Planning Committee

Get in touch

020 7880 4450
07384 258 583
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

Notable Cases

Hannah acted for M&G Investments on their partnership with The Hyde Group.

Advising Peabody on a large residential masterplan to regenerate a large housing estate in Borough of Greenwich.

Advised Clarion on rights to light liability and other title due diligence for the regeneration project at High Path Estate, Merton.

Acted for Clarion on its acquisition at Bloxham Vale, Oxfordshire.

Advising a private developer on its planning strategy for a large scale mixed use housing development in Basildon.

Advising a local authority housing company on its development of a large number of section 106 opportunities for affordable housing.

Advising a small charity on the property and funding implications of a conversion to a community benefit society.


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