Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

Year of call: 2016
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Criminal Defence

Hannah has developed a wealth of experience in criminal defence covering a broad spectrum of offences, both alone and as a led junior. Her recent instructions include drug supply, firearms offences, GBH, and fraud.

Hannah has a keen interest in assisting vulnerable defendants. In addition to mandatory vulnerable witness training, Hannah has completed specialised youth justice training to enable her to more effectively represent children charged with serious offences.

She also has experience of assisting professional clients with tactical, clear advice early in the case to achieve successful outcomes whilst avoiding the need for a lengthy trial.

Hannah’s appellate practice has seen her instructed in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Notable Cases:

R v A and others (2021)

Led by Narita Bahra QC in a case concerning international drugs conspiracies, associated money laundering and possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition. Following a series of disclosure requests and successful defence representations, the matter resulted in the prosecution offering no evidence against Mr A on all of the conspiracy counts on day five of the trial.

Garry v CPS [2019] EWHC 636 (Admin)

Case concerning the interpretation of ‘reasonable excuse’ for possession of a butterfly knife.

R v JP

Recent confiscation case concerning complex issues including hidden assets and a benefit figure of £1.8 million.

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