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Hannah Hinton

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Drystone Chambers (Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC)


Hannah is an extradition law specialist. She has appeared in many leading cases interpreting the Extradition Act 2003 before the Divisional Court. She represents individuals facing criminal charges in the UK, EU and in many other countries, often involving significant complexities or high-value criminal activity. She acts for foreign governments in relation to complex or newsworthy extradition requests.

Hannah specialises in financial crime and is instructed in a significant people trafficking prosecution involving informal value transfer systems (IVTS). She has a wealth of experience defending in high value fraud cases on behalf of IFA’s, accountants and in relation to frauds involving charities. She successfully represented a senior accountant against a charge of cheating the revenue of £2.5m in respect of a tax avoidance scheme. The team were able to demonstrate the gift of government gilts were ineffective. Hannah also represented a female charged with laundering the proceeds of her husband’s £10m Ponzi-scheme. She is highly experienced in dealing with cross-border evidential criminal issues and Mutual Legal Assistance.

She has experience of inquires and high profile criminal cases, having worked on the forthcoming criminal trial of senior police and a solicitor involved in the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster and its aftermath.

Hannah represents individuals defending themselves in proceedings brought by their regulator, in particular where there is a medical connection. She is on the RCN list of counsel and sometimes acts for the NMC. Her public law practice is based upon these areas of law.

She regularly advises in judicial review matters. In a precedent judicial review case, Hannah successfully argued that the Magistrates Court were miscalculating confiscation default sentences where a confiscation order had been issued and a part payment made but there is a remaining balance to be paid for which the individual is liable to custody in default. The Justices Clerk’s Society published guidance as a result of this case and hundreds of cases were recalled and reviewed.

A full CV is available upon request.


Called to the Bar 2001



Panel Counsel for the Serious Fraud Office
Panel Counsel for Crown Prosecution Service


Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Association ( Committee since 2018 )
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Fourth Feathers Youth & Community Centre ( Management Committee since 2017)
Earls Court Youth Club ( Management Committee since 2017)
British Italian Law Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association (Committee 2007-2010)
Junior Financial Services Lawyers Group (Committee 2010-2011)


Scholarship awarded by the European Union and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2005)

Scholarship awarded by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn for the Bar Vocational Course (2006)

London Bar

International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Hannah Hinton - Drystone ChambersShe appears for the CPS in challenging non-EU cases.

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