Hannah joined Peters & Peters in 2010 as an employed barrister and became a partner in November 2014. Her expertise includes matters relating to serious fraud, corruption, private prosecutions, internal investigations, FCA enforcement issues, money laundering and economic sanctions. She was called to the Bar in 2001 and practised at the independent bar for several years.
Prior to joining Peters & Peters, she was engaged as a prosecutor at the Serious Fraud Office and subsequently in the Financial Services Authority's wholesale enforcement division. Hannah's cases often involve complex financial transactions and multi-jurisdictional issues. 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. Hannah has substantial experience of bringing private prosecutions (both prosecuting and defending), most recently acting for the complainant in R v Somaia – the biggest private prosecution brought by an individual. She advises on a range of FCA regulatory matters, including 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.
Hannah has conducted internal investigations for corporate entities, including FTSE 100 clients, as well as providing advice to multinationals wishing to assess the adequacy of their policies and procedures relating to financial crime, for example anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering or economic sanctions controls.