Deanna Hymanson

Year of Call: 1988
Practice areas:
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Court of Protection
  • Mental Health
  • Judicial Review
From the moment that Deanna met my client, Deanna put her at ease and exuded an air of confidence and reassurance which was extremely effective. Deanna was a tenacious advocate during the long final hearing and secured a fantastic outcome through her hard work and robust advocacy”

Martin Shipway, Solicitor & Director at PHH Solicitors (2023)

Deanna has been representing me in my court case. Since having her support, we have made significant progress, for which I am incredibly grateful.  Deanna listens carefully to my instructions and puts them across to the Court clearly. She has gone above and beyond my expectations, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.  Deanna is amazing at what she does! Thank you.”

Lay client – private law


Having studied law at University College London and completing the Bar Vocational Course, Deanna undertook a public law pupillage, with an emphasis on judicial review at what is now 39 Essex Chambers, London. She returned to Manchester and joined Cobden House Chambers where she has been a Tenant ever since.



Deanna practices exclusively in all aspects of public and private family law involving children in the family Court

Court of Protection

Deanna’s practice in the Court of Protection includes best interest hearings, capacity disputes and welfare matters involving residence care and contact.  Also, issues relating to health, consent to medical and dental treatment and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Her experience in family law ensures that she is very well placed to deal with transfers from the Family Court to the Court of Protection pursuant to Part 1 Section 21 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (As Amended).

Judicial Review 

Deanna’s practice also encompasses judicial review of decisions in relation to the above.  

Mental Health

Deanna’s mental health practice covers mental health tribunals and Displacement of Nearest Relative Hearings.  


Deanna is an employment law specialist and acts for both Claimants and Respondents, with a particular emphasis on claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal, all forms of discrimination and whistle blowing claims in the health care sector and financial services.  She also advises on issues relating to restrictive covenants, garden leave and misuse of confidential information.  



  • Employment Lawyers Association

  • Bar Pro Bono Scheme

  • Middle Temple. 

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