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Hannah is ranked as a leading junior in Commercial Litigation and Banking & Finance by Chambers & Partners ('Up and Coming'). Hannah was previously named by the Legal 500 for two years running as one of the Top Ten commercial juniors under 8 years’ call.

She is praised by the directories as "very impressivewith "an excellent drafting style that is crisp and clear" (Chambers & Partners, 2022). In Court she is "authoritative and has a commanding presenceand is "robust in dealing with difficult opposition(Chambers & Partners, 2022). In previous editions Hannah has been described as a “passionate and creative barrister, whilst also being forensic and very sharp (Legal 500, 2021) and “an up-and-coming star of the future, skilled far beyond her years of call” (Legal 500, 2019). She is "all over the detail" and “excels at getting to the key issues in a case and coming up with answers to tricky problems" (Chambers & Partners, 2021). 

Hannah practices across the full spectrum of commercial disputes, with a particular interest in banking and finance, civil fraud, energy, and international arbitration and related applications. She is regularly instructed as a junior in high-value and complex litigation, often with an international element. Since joining 3VB, Hannah has appeared in several of the most well-known cases before the English courts, including the Vannin v RBOS Shareholders Action Group Limited (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020), the RBS Rights Issue Litigation (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017), the Retailers v MasterCard and Retailers v Visa litigation (each listed amongst The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2016). She is currently instructed in the Phones 4U £1bn collusion claim and in a £45m fraud and conspiracy claim on behalf of Barclays Bank, each listed for trial in 2022.  

International arbitration is a significant part of Hannah’s practice. She has experience of substantial international arbitration under the major sets of arbitration rules, including LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL. Hannah also regularly acts in related applications before the High Court under the Arbitration Act 1996, and on urgent applications for anti-suit injunctive relief. 

Before joining 3VB, Hannah studied law at the University of Oxford (BA, BCL and MPhil) and at Harvard Law School (LLM), where she was a Kennedy Scholar.


“Very impressive”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Excels at getting to the key issues in a case and coming up with answers to tricky problems”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Hannah has extensive experience of banking litigation, and is identified by the Legal 500 (2021) as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking & Finance. Current and recent instructions include:

Proventus Capital Partners v Eyre (Commercial Court): acting for the claimant lenders to recover $18m under a series of loan agreements and associated guarantees in the aviation sector.

Advising on a £450m deceit claim in the banking and financial services sector.

Manx Capital Partners v Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the claimant in proceedings to recover sums due to the Signature Litigation claimant group in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation from former members of that group, led by Ben Valentin QC and Daniel Saoul QC.

The European Union and the European Investment Bank v The Syrian Arab Republic (Commercial Court): acting for the claimants in a claim for €158 million owed by Syria under a series of international loan agreements, led by Adrian Beltrami QC: [2018] EWHC 1712 (Comm). The prior decision in [2018] EWHC 181 (Comm) is a leading decision on the service of proceedings on a sovereign state.

The RBS Rights Issue Litigation (Chancery Division): acted for the Signature Litigation claimant group in proceedings under s90 FSMA arising from the 2008 RBS Rights Issue, as part of a counsel team led by Jonathan Nash QC, including appearing in [2017] 1 WLR 1991, one of the leading authorities on the scope of legal advice privilege.

Henderson & Jones Ltd v Ross and others (Chancery Division): acting for Barclays Bank Plc in a £35m claim including allegations of conspiracy and dishonest assistance, led by Adam Kramer.

Phillite D UK Ltd v EComm Merchant Solutions Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the defendant payment processing companies in a dispute concerning sums held pursuant to a merchant services agreement, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Arcadia v MasterCard (Commercial Court): representing a consortium of leading retailers claiming over £400 million for unlawful payment card charges, as part of a team led by Paul Lowenstein QC: [2017] EWHC 93 (Comm). Similar proceedings against Visa were settled following an eight week trial in the Commercial Court.

McGraw-Hill International v Deutsche Apotheker-und Artzebank AG (Commercial Court): acted for the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s in high profile proceedings regarding the scope of the agency’s duty when rating financial products, as part of a team led by Sonia Tolaney QC.

Bank & Clients Plc v King (Commercial Court): acting for the successful claimant in a multi-million pound claim on two commercial guarantees together with a post-judgment worldwide freezing order, led by Tom Sprange QC: [2017] EWHC 3099 (Comm).

Commercial litigation is the cornerstone of Hannah’s practice. She is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 (2021) in Commercial Litigation, and as an ‘Up and Coming’ junior in Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners (2021). Her recent work includes:

Vannin Capital PCC v RBOS Shareholders Action Group Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the claimants in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation to resist a £14.75m claim brought by the well-known litigation funder, led by Ben Valentin QC. Summary judgment was successfully resisted at [2018] EWHC 2821 (Ch).

Evans v Muxworthy (Commercial Court): acting for the third defendant in a commercial property dispute, resisting claims of dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and conspiracy, led by Nicholas Craig QC.

Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd (Chancery Division, Court of Appeal): acting for the defendant in a multi-million pound dispute involving the sale and distribution of pharmaceuticals, led by Andrew Onslow QC. The decision in [2018] EWHC 2152 (Ch) is an important authority on the retrospective validation of service of claim form under CPR 6.15(2).

Bubbles & Wine Ltd v Lusha (Court of Appeal): acting as sole counsel for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal on a point of apparent bias: [2018] EWCA Civ 468. Hannah also successfully acted in the first appeal on the same point.

Bank of Cyprus v Sofroniou (Queen’s Bench Division): acting as sole counsel for the defendants. Successfully applied to stay the registration of a €1 million judgment of the Cypriot Court pending appeal to the Supreme Court of Cyprus.

Briton Ferry Stevedoring v Sims (Commercial Court): acting for the claimant in a dispute concerning a metal processing plant (led by Nicholas Craig QC).

BPC Hotels Ltd v Wright Hassall LLP (Technology and Construction Court): represented the successful defendants in a dispute concerning a luxury hotel development project, led by Andrew Onslow QC: [2016] EWHC 1286 (TCC).

Manchester Airport Plc v Ten Group (Commercial Court): acted for the defendant company in a multi-million pound commercial guarantee dispute, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Civil fraud is one of Hannah’s principal areas of practice. She regularly acts or advises on matters involving allegations of deceit, dishonest assistance and conspiracy, together with related applications for freezing orders and Norwich Pharmacal relief. Current and recent highlights include:

Gordian Holdings v Sofroniou (Commercial Court): sole counsel for the defendants in a claim by a Cypriot finance company, involving allegations of a sham trust and transactions defrauding creditors.

Advising on a £450m deceit claim in the banking and financial services sector.

Evans v Muxworthy (Commercial Court): acting for the third defendant in a commercial property dispute, resisting claims of dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and conspiracy, led by Nicholas Craig QC.

Dhir v Flutter Entertainment Plc (Queen’s Bench Division): acting for the  parent company of the Paddy Power Betfair brands in proceedings alleging dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and unjust enrichment of funds staked as bets.

Henderson & Jones Ltd v Ross and others (Chancery Division): acting for Barclays Bank Plc in a £35m claim including allegations of conspiracy and dishonest assistance, led by Adam Kramer.

Phillite D UK Ltd v EComm Merchant Solutions Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the defendant payment processing companies in a dispute concerning payment services alleged to have been obtained by fraud, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Bank & Clients Plc v King (Commercial Court): acting for the successful claimant in a £multi-million claim to obtain post-judgment worldwide freezing relief, led by Tom Sprange QC: [2017] EWHC 3099 (Comm).

Hannah has experience acting for a range of clients in the fields of media and entertainment. She has a specialist interest in disputes in the gambling sector, and regularly advises and acts on behalf of the leading operators in the UK market. Current and recent instructions include:

Allan v Ladbrokes Coral Group Limited (Queen’s Bench Division): acting for the defendant in this well-publicised claim by a former customer to recover sums exceeding £3m alleged to have been staked with Ladbrokes in breach of Spanish law, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Gladstone v bet365, Paddy Power (London Circuit Commercial Court): acting for both bet365 and Paddy Power in proceedings brought by a former customer alleging breach of contract and breach of statutory duty.

Dhir v Flutter Entertainment Plc (Queen’s Bench Division): acting for the defendant Flutter Entertainment Plc (the parent company of the Paddy Power Betfair brands) in proceedings alleging dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and unjust enrichment of funds staked as bets.

Kyte Property Ltd v Vandermolen Film Co Ltd (Commercial Court, 2019): acting for the defendant in this dispute arising out of the financing of UK film ‘London Town’, led by Adam Kramer.

Hannah has significant experience of dealing with professional negligence matters, often as part of a larger counsel team. She has also advised confidentially on a number of matters as sole counsel. Recent instructions include:

Briton Ferry Stevedoring v Hugh Sims LLP (Queen’s Bench Division): represented the claimant company in a professional negligence action against its former solicitors, led by Nicholas Craig QC. The case settled on confidential terms before trial.

BPC Hotels Ltd v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] EWHC 1286 (TCC): successfully striking out a substantial professional negligence claim against the second defendant barrister, led by Andrew Onslow QC.

An increasing amount of Hannah’s work concerns shipping disputes or injunctions in the shipping sector. Recently reported decisions include:

Times Trading Corp v National Bank of Fujairah (Commercial Court): acting for the applicant seeking anti-suit relief to restrain proceedings brought in Singapore in breach of an arbitration clause, led by David Lewis QC: [2020] EWHC 1078 (Comm).

National Bank of Fujairah v Times Trading Corp (Commercial Court): acting for the defendant resisting an application under s12 Arbitration Act 1996, led by David Lewis QC: [2020] EWHC 1983 (Comm).

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Chancery Bar Association

Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, Kennedy Memorial Trust (for the LLM at Harvard Law School)

Barnett Bequest BCL Scholarship, University of Oxford (for an outstanding student of the BCL)

Final Honour Schools Prize (for First Class Honours), Merton College, Oxford

Fowler Prize for International Trade Law, Merton College, Oxford

F E Smith Memorial Prize, Merton College, Oxford

Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple

Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship, Inner Temple