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 has a busy criminal defence practice across the spectrum of criminal offences.

Hannah has been praised for her thorough preparation, attention to detail and tactical insight.

Hannah has particular expertise working with vulnerable clients, including those with mental health problems and/or learning difficulties. Hannah is often sought after to represent vulnerable youth clients, including those with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and ADHD, due to her excellent client care and communication skills. Hannah is adept at identifying and instructing appropriate experts and has experience in dealing with cases requiring the involvement of an intermediary. Hannah is also experienced in representing youth clients including those that have crossed significant age thresholds.


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 also experienced in defending high-profile prosecutions by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


  • 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