Associate (Employed Barrister)
Hannah joined Peters & Peters in 2010 as an employed barrister. She advises on serious fraud, corruption, investigations and FCA regulatory issues (civil and criminal).
She was called to the Bar in 2001 and practised as a barrister for several years, first at 36 Bedford Row and then at 13 Old Square. In 2006, she became a Prosecutor at the Serious Fraud Office before joining the Financial Services Authority's wholesale enforcement division.
Hannah specialises in white collar crime, particularly in relation to SFO investigations, prosecutions and related proceedings. Her experience includes mutual legal assistance, extradition, plea bargaining, immunity; cross-border issues relating to compliance with compulsory disclosure orders and subpoenas and managing extensive disclosure exercises. She has conducted internal investigations and acted in private prosecutions (both prosecuting and defending).
She has been involved in a number of high profile FSA (now known as FCA) cases as well as advising firms and individuals on a range of regulatory matters. These have included insider dealing, market abuse, unauthorised trading, financial promotions, systems and controls breaches and investigations into the conduct of regulated individuals, including those with significant influence functions.
Many of Hannah's cases involve complex financial transactions and/or multi-jurisdictional issues and she has worked closely with a number of overseas agencies including the US Department of Justice. Her clients include global financial institutions, hedge funds and multi-national corporate entities as well as executives and individuals.
Recently, Hannah has acted for the CEO of Weavering Capital in relation to allegations of fraud by the SFO; a multinational in relation to an investigation into corruption by the SFO and overseas agencies; an off shore trust seeking redress from a global investment bank for regulatory breaches; an investment bank in relation to a potential private prosecution and for a high net worth individual bringing a private prosecution.
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