Maya Hanson

Maya Hanson



Criminal and Family Law Pupillage



Law LLB (Hons) – First Class Honours – University of Lincoln

LLM Barristers Training Course (BTC) – Nottingham Trent University – Distinction

Called to the Bar – March 2022

Shortlisted for the 2023 Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Award – Junior Lawyer of the Year

Semi-Finalist in the Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition 2021 hosted by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.



Prior to pupillage, Maya spent two years working as a Prison Lawyer and Prison Law Supervisor at Carringtons Solicitors.  She attended at His Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) and Young Offender Institutions (YOI) and represented, advised, and advocated for prison inmates and young offenders throughout England and Wales on all issues of Prison Law, including prison adjudications and reviews before the Parole Board. She understands the problems that can be faced by those serving a prison sentence, and advised promptly and clearly, attending many of her clients in person at their holding establishment.

Maya has experience with maximum security reviews, Parole Board Reviews, hearings within the Prison Estate and the revocation of licences by the Secretary of State for Justice.

Maya has worked alongside children, vulnerable individuals and professionals including probation officers, youth offending team officers, psychologists, psychiatrists, substance misuse workers and other mental health experts.