Hannah has a strong and varied criminal practice.
Her significant family law background has added to her interest in and ability to sensitively deal with both young and vulnerable witnesses and defendants.
2012: BPP: BPTC (Very Competent)
2010: University of Sussex: Common Professional Examination – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction).
• Ranked Top Student of the Year 2010; Law Faculty Prize awarded.
2006: University of St Andrews: MA (Hons) in Modern History (First Class).
With modular studies in English Literature, Philosophy and Classics.
• Ranked in top one per cent of the 2006 graduation year.
Inner Temple, Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit and the Sussex Bar Mess
Further Professional Information
Scholarships & Prizes
• CPE/GDL Prize – DMH Stallard Prize for Best Overall Performance on the CPE 2009-2010
• Inner Temple Major Scholarship 2010
• Inner Temple Major Scholarship 2009
- Actions against the police
- Confiscation and asset recovery
- Criminal law (including fraud)
- Prison law and prison crime
R v S [June 2016] Successful Appeal Against Sentence on Offensive Weapon Sentence. The Court of Appeal.
R v DD & Ors [July 2017] : Led junior on a 5-week, multi-handed, Murder (stabbing). Central Criminal Court.
R v H [October 2018]: s.18, involving bladed article. Under 18, dangerousness, extended sentence applied.
R v C [April 2019]: Defending female domestic s.18 GBH (stabbing).. Lewes Crown Court sitting in Brighton.
R v O [July 2019]: Led junior in single defendant Murder (stabbing). Central Criminal Court.
R v C [December 2019]: Appeal Against Conviction s.18 conviction quashed on basis of legal argument against judicial directions following trial. Court of Appeal Criminal Division.
R v O’S [February 2021]: s.18. Guildford Crown Court.
R v S [March 2021]: Multi-handed s.18 with vulnerable complainant. Winchester Crown Court.
Serious Sexual Offences
R v T [March and July 2016]: Hung jury and full acquittal at subsequent trial. Sexual Assault on a Child under 10. Lewes Crown Court.
R v C [July 2016]: Acquittal. Rape and Assault by Penetration. Lewes Crown Court.
R v I [November 2017] : Acquittal on 2 Count Sexual Assault indictment. Wood Green Crown Court.
R v S [May 2019]: 28 Count Rape, Assault by Penetration, Sexual Assaults and Indecent Images. Under 16 and under 13. Mixed: hung and majority verdicts. Lewes Crown Court.
R v S [June 2019]: 18 Count Rape, Sexual Activity with, and Assault by Penetration of children aged 12-14. Indecent Images and Extreme Pornography. Hung jury on substantive offences. Lewes Crown Court
R v D [August 2019]: 19 Count Indecent Images, Sexual Communication with a Child and Voyeurism. Within a school, position of trust, including sexual fetish. Guildford Crown Court.
R v R [September 2019]: 8 Count Grooming, Engaging in Sexual Communication with a Child and Distribution of Indecent Images. Snaresbrook Crown Court.
R v L [November 2020]: Rape. Guildford Crown Court.
R v M [January 2021]: Sexual Activity with a Child. Teacher/Student. Salisbury Crown Court.
R v D [April 2021]: Sexual Assault on a Child under 13. Lewes Crown Court.
R V H [May 2021]: Historical Rape of Child. Wood Green Crown Court.
R v D [Ongoing]: Sexual Activity with a Child, leading to pregnancy. Guildford Crown Court.
R v LR [January 2017]: Perverting the Course of Justice. Central Criminal Court.
R v J [March 2017] : Acquittal on 2 Counts of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs. Hove Crown Court.
R v K [May 2017]: Successful 6 Count Fraud prosecution. Kingston Crown Court.
R v C [February 2018]: Successful Application to Dismiss on 2 Counts of Fraud. Blackfriars Crown Court.
R v G [October 2018]: Supply Class A Drugs where death caused, in part, by supplied drugs the same evening at D’s address. Hove Crown Court.
R v C [November 2020]: Fraud. Defendant dishonestly spent £78,000 of his elderly mother’s money on drugs and escorts whilst acting as her power of attorney. Winchester Crown Court.
R v KC [April 2021]: Acquittal of vulnerable defendant in Threats to Kill charge against his elderly mother. Brighton Crown Court.
R v M [March 2021]: Multi-handed Conspiracy to Supply class A Drugs involving several Organised Crime Groups and overlapping a number of police investigations. Liverpool Crown Court.
R v T [April-May 2021]: Perverting the Course of Justice. Led junior in 6-week trial with vulnerable defendant where the offence linked to a double murder by arson. Brighton Crown Court.