Hannah Edwards
  • Hannah is unbelievably bright and committed to her cases.

    Legal 500 2024, Rising Star: Crime

  • A junior barrister who will, for sure, go all the way.

    Legal 500 2024, Rising Star: Crime

Called 2016

Hannah Edwards


Hannah Edwards is a highly sought after junior specialising in serious crime, complex fraud, and regulatory matters. 

Hannah is an articulate and persuasive advocate ranked in tier 1 of the Legal 500 as a “rising star”. She is quickly able to assimilate complex information particularly in paper-heavy cases and is both forensic in her attention to detail and meticulous in her preparation.  As a result, Hannah is regularly instructed in high-profile criminal cases involving complex legal issues and substantial disclosure. In the last year alone, Hannah has been instructed in multiple cases of homicide, a conspiracy to import £200million of class A drugs and a conspiracy to sell over £1.5million of counterfeit goods.

Hannah has experience in defending high-profile prosecutions by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and other regulatory bodies and deals with all cases with the utmost sensitivity.

Prior to joining Chambers, Hannah worked at Brett Wilson LLP, assisting with the firm’s serious fraud, asset recovery and private criminal defence practice. Hannah gained exposure to cases where civil claims ran parallel to criminal prosecutions and frequently acted for defendants who were subject to worldwide freezing injunctions.


  • “Hannah is unbelievably bright and committed to her cases” Rising Star: Crime, Legal 500 2024
  • “A junior barrister who will for sure go all the way”  Rising Star: Crime, Legal 500 2024


  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of the West of England (Very Competent)
  • BA in Jurisprudence, The University of Oxford

Associations and Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn – Albion Richardson Scholar (2015)
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • South Eastern Circuit


  • Bail: breaches and coronavirus, Westlaw