Robert Hanratty

Robert Hanratty


Robert is an associate in the Business Crime department, with experience acting for individuals and companies in serious fraud, corruption and regulatory matters, as well as multi-jurisdictional investigations and investigations into tax offences.

Robert joined Peters & Peters in 2020, having trained at another top-tier criminal firm. His experience includes advising corporate and individual clients in the financial services, sports, mining and logistics industries, in relation to regulatory and criminal investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency and HMRC. He worked extensively on the successful defence of the former Chief Executive of Barclays Bank, in the criminal proceedings brought against him and three of his colleagues by the SFO.

In several cases, Robert assisted advising on fraud and corruption offences alongside American, French and Australian lawyers, in cases where clients were also under investigation by the US Department of Justice, French Parquet National Financier and Australian Federal Police.

Robert has written widely on the law and his articles have been published in leading journals and industry magazines, including Archbold Review, Global Investigations Review, LexisNexis and Practical Law.

During university, Robert acted as director of Streetlaw Prisons, a charity that aims to educate prison inmates about their legal rights and responsibilities. He was responsible for arranging and delivering training in prisons across London. During his training contract, Robert completed a secondment at the law reform organisation, JUSTICE, where he was responsible for leading a project to assess and make recommendations about the quality and fairness of remand decisions in Magistrates’ Courts. Prior to studying law, Robert completed a traineeship as Political Advisor at the Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations in New York.

Robert read law at the London School of Economics. He also holds a BA in History & Economics from University College Dublin and a Masters in International Affairs from Sciences Po, Paris. He completed the LPC with Distinction at BPP Law School. He is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the London Irish Lawyers Association.

To contact Robert please call:

+44 (0)20 7822 7739