Hannah has practised criminal law since the outset of her career. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002 having undertaken her training at a large high street practise in West London.
Prior to this Hannah was educated at the Abbey School for Girls and then Pocklington Grammar School in Yorkshire. Hannah completed her degree at South Bank University and her legal qualifications at BPP Law school in central London.
Always based in and around the city, Hannah has developed an enviable practice and connections with some of London’s leading lawyers.
Her career has spanned over 15 years and she has had the privilege of working at top London firms before joining Murrays in the summer of 2014 and becoming a partner there in November of that year.
Whilst heavily involved in the running of the practice, Hannah’s work covers the broadest spectrum of Criminal law from shoplifting to Murder.
In recent years Hannah has found herself involved in the most sensitive and serious sexual offences and an increasing amount of private instructions on all cases from the magistrates court up to the Court of appeal. In spite of this Hannah will always consider legal aid work and still regularly attends the local magistrates court for her own clients as well as a duty solicitor to assist those without regular representation.
Hannah’s strength lie in her ability to quickly connect with Clients and their families, understanding the need to ensure that at every step of the way the Client understands the law, procedure and the options open to them in progressing their case to obtain the best result possible – always.
Hannah is an active member of the law society and is responsible for the training and future of those at Murrays thus always ensuring that she has the latest information on cases and law at her finger tips.
Hannah has also developed a practice in the niche area of motoring law and regularly has articles in leading motoring publications. Hannah has represented clients on all matters across this area from individuals to professionals, securing a string of excellent results – assisting people in retaining their licences and in one case securing the almost unheard of “Absolute discharge” in sentence.
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Notable career cases include:
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R v. M and others ( Murder )
13 Defendants stood for a joint enterprise murder involving a gang land stabbing. Hannah was the lead lawyer representing the first and sixth Defendants in this case after two trials and some three months at the Central Criminal Court eight were convicted of this crime.
R v. N and others ( Conspiracy to burgle )
Conspiracy to burgle covering multiple high value offences across the SE1 area of London amounting to tens of thousands of pounds. Hannah was the lead lawyer representing the first and fourth defendants in this case. Whilst all were convicted – the robust manner in which this case was presented for the Defence lead to excellent sentences for those convicted.
R v. P ( Sexual offences )
Prosecution of a world leading musician from the Guidhall School of music for a string of historical and extremely serious sexual offences. The Defendant stood trial at the Central Criminal Court and whilst he was convicted of some offences it was possible to secure acquittals on the most serious allegations dating back to the 1970’s.
R v. K and another ( Drug offences )
Prosecution by the serious crime agency of a large scale drugs matter involving the supply of several kilo’s of cocaine. Hannah was instructed to represent the lead defendant in this matter.
R v. S ( Fraud )
Prosecution of a number of members of one family into a large scale tax fraud involving fraudulent building work against many elderly members of the public.
R v. O ( Murder )
The Defendant faced a single charge of murder of his partner. This Defendant stood trial at the Central Criminal Court and Hannah lead a team of lawyers representing this Defendant from the outset. He was a long standing client.
R v. P ( Rape and sexual assault )
The Defendent faced a re-trial at Harrow Crown Court which lasted over three weeks facing the most serious allegations of rape and sexual assault. Once again – Hannah led a team of lawyers taking this Defendant’s case to trial for the second time following a conviction in 2013 and a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2015.
R v. T ( Sexual offences )
A youth stood trial for rape and after a conviction in the Youth Court, Hannah took this case to the crown court overturning both the sentence (of custody) and the conviction for this young man who was just 17 at the time.
“Hannah, thank you so much to you and your team at Murrays,
we finally feel we have our lives back and couldn’t have done this without you”
– Client –
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