Hannah specialises in criminal law, professional discipline and inquests & inquiries. She is ranked in the latter field as a ‘Rising Star’ junior in the Legal 500.
In her criminal work Hannah both prosecutes and defends and has established a busy practice both led and as a junior alone. Her work covers all manner of serious criminal offences. Recent instructions include murder, GBH, rape, fraud, conspiracy to supply drugs and firearm offences. She also has experience in the appellate courts, having been instructed both in case stated appeals and judicial review in the High Court, and she has appeared before the Court of Appeal in appeals against both conviction and sentence.
When defending Hannah is often chosen to represent clients with vulnerabilities due to her excellent client care skills. She has a calm and friendly approach and provides robust advice to clients. Hannah’s prosecution work covers both public and private prosecutions. She is a Grade 3 panel advocate and in 2019 was seconded to a white-collar crime firm to work full-time on a successful private prosecution.
Hannah is a sought after junior in inquiries and inquests, having worked on a number of high profile matters. She was instructed on the Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquiry and acted in a team of counsel on the Levitt KC Boohoo Group PLC Independent Review. Hannah also represents a range of clients at inquest hearings, including jury and Article 2 inquests. She has acted for families and other interested persons and has particular experience representing medical professionals.
Hannah’s wealth of experience in this regard feeds into her professional discipline work. Her work spans the MPTS, NMC, GoSC and GOC. She has experience both representing professional members and presenting cases on behalf of regulators both before tribunals and in ancillary applications in the High Court.
What others say:
“Hannah is both confident and well prepared. She understands the key issues, identifies further points, her advocacy skills are very good, and her ability to deal with difficult matters and family members during inquests is impressive.” – Legal 500 UK 2023