Peters & Peters

Robert Hanratty


Robert is an associate in our Business Crime & Investigations team, 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’s experience includes advising corporate and individual clients in the financial services, sports, mining and logistics industries on regulatory and criminal investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency and HMRC.


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 also worked at the law reform organisation JUSTICE, where he led a project to assess and make recommendations about the quality of remand decisions in Magistrates’ Courts. Prior to studying law, Robert worked 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.


Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7739
Case examples

R v Barclays Bank PLC - Acted for former CEO of Barclays Bank, in criminal proceedings brought by the SFO.


R v Marshall - Acted for former Director of Serco Geografix, on an SFO prosecution that collapsed on the eve of trial.


Hamilton & Ors v Post Office Ltd - Acting for Post Office Limited on a large number of historical convictions subject to appeal.


R v Akbar - Represented a client charged with fraud by the CPS.


Libyan Investment Authority v Société Générale - Advised a former senior executive of SocGen, about giving evidence in a commercial court trial.


Young Fraud Lawyers Association
London Irish Lawyers Association