Hannah is an experienced Crown Court advocate. She has been a member of Chambers since 2011 having completed her pupillage from September 2010-11.
She is instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service and by defence solicitors for all types of criminal offences including violence, dishonesty, sexual offences and drugs. She often appears in Proceeds of Crime Acts cases and serious frauds. She is regularly instructed in serious cases involving multiple defendants in her own right and as a led junior. She is hard working and known for her excellent inter-personal skills.
Hannah was appointed as a Grade 3 prosecutor in January 2016 after only five years at the Bar.
R v F and Others (2016): Defence. Seven-handed violent disorder case involving 36 discs of CCTV and over 2,000 pages of unused material. Substantial media interest. Trial lasted three weeks.
R v S – Defence: Fraud of £55,000. Later resolved with a lower amount in favour of the defence.
R v D & S (2016): Prosecution. Two-handed multiple frauds. Complex case involving a 16 Count indictment. Listed for a two-week trial although resolved as a guilty plea. Over 3,000 pages of evidence.
In H (2015): Prosecution. Six-day trial involving two defendants, special measures for some of the witnesses, interpreters (all of the parties were Slovakian) and a child witness.
In W (2014): Defence. Led Junior – represented the first defendant in a seven-handed, six-week trial involving a complex VAT fraud with 10,000 pages of evidence. Hannah’s role included witness handling and mastery of an enormous volume of unused material.