Peters & Peters

Hannah Laming


Hannah is one of the world's leading investigative lawyers with expertise in business crime, corruption, private prosecutions, cross-border investigations, internal investigations, FCA contentious regulatory matters, insider dealing and market abuse. She has extensive experience prosecuting and defending for corporate and individual clients.

Hannah was called to the Bar in 2001. She initially practised at the independent bar, then as a prosecutor for the SFO and FCA. She joined Peters & Peters in 2010 and became a partner in 2014.

She manages high-profile, complex litigation often involving the SFO, FCA or other UK or global enforcement agencies. She has advised numerous corporate entities, including financial institutions, as well as senior executives, directors and high net worth individuals. She is highly regarded for her legal and project management skills. In Chambers and Partners 2021, she is described as "excellent and extremely able" with "the ability to win the trust of her clients".

Hannah is recognised as a leading lawyer in her field. She is listed as a thought leader in Who's Who Legal for investigations and business crime defence for corporates and individuals. She is named as a leading individual in Legal 500 for regulatory investigations and corporate crime, white-collar crime individuals and contentious financial services. She is also ranked in Chambers & Partners.

In 2017, Hannah received the Employed Bar Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Barrister in a Corporate Organisation or Solicitors' Firm. In 2015, she was named as one of the world's leading female investigative lawyers in Global Investigations Review.  

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7752
Case Examples

Representing Post Office Limited in over 40 Court of Appeal cases.

Defending Khadem Al Qubaisi in the international investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement of over $7 billion from 1MDB Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Acting for Murli Mirchandani in the private prosecution of Ketan Somaia.

Acting for a multinational in relation to an investigation by the SFO and overseas agencies into corruption in infrastructure projects.

Advising the CEO of Weavering Capital in an SFO investigation into a £350m fraud.

Co-Chair of the IBA’s Business Crime Committee
Founder and former Chair of the Private Prosecutors’ Association
Committee member of the City of London Law Society’s Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee
Member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Employed Bar Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Barrister in a Corporate Organisation or Solicitors’ Firm (2017)
Named as one of the world’s leading female investigative lawyers in Global Investigations Review (2015)