Hannah read History at Newnham College, Cambridge, she graduated with a top 2.1. She was awarded two College examination prizes.
Following her undergraduate degree Hannah completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Professional Training Course at City University London. She was called to the Bar in 2012 by Middle Temple. She is a scholar of the Middle Temple, receiving a Benefactor’s Scholarship, a Queen Mother’s Scholarship and a Blackstone’s Exhibition.
Hannah joined St Philips after completing pupillage under the supervision of Barry Berlin (regulatory and crime), James Morgan (commercial) and Robin Lewis (family). She accepts instructions in all areas of practice with a particular focus on commercial and regulatory law.
In her spare time Hannah enjoys going to the cinema, reading and playing in live poker tournaments.
Qualifications and Appointments:
2013 TSOL ‘Baby Barrister’
2010-2011 City University London, City Law School – Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent
2009-2010 City University London, City Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation
2006-2009 University of Cambridge, Newnham College – BA Hons History, II.I
The Commercial Bar Association
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Hannah undertook a primarily regulatory pupillage under the supervision of Barry Berlin. She assisted in a number of high profile health and safety prosecutions involving fatal accidents and serious injuries. She prepared opinions on the correct Defendant in cases involving a number of linked companies and the meaning of 'undertaking' and 'control' in the context of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 sections 3 and 4, respectively. She also assisted in an ongoing high profile prosecution under the Water Resources Act 1991 and drafted an advice for a large retailer on a claim being pursued by the OFT under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Hannah is a Councillor on Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and sits on the Licensing and Licensing Sub Committees. She has experience of licensing applications from a Councillor perspective.
During pupillage Hannah was a finalist in the UK Environmental Law Association Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Competition, judged by Lord Carnworth. She offered submissions on whether an environmental permit could be an absolute defence to a private law action in nuisance following the decisions in Barr v Biffa and Lawrence v Fen Tigers.
Hannah is keen to develop her regulatory practice and is happy to accept instructions across the regulatory spectrum.
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