Hannah Burton > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
32 FURNIVAL STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1JQ
England

Work Department

Crime/Extradition/Regulatory

Position

Barrister

Career

Regarded as professional and meticulous in her approach, with a keen eye for detail, Hannah accepts instructions in criminal, regulatory and extradition proceedings.

Crime

Having acted as led-junior and junior alone, Hannah has experience in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts at all stages of proceedings. Her caseload has involved a wide variety of offences, including allegations of violence in a domestic and non-domestic setting, possession of weapons including threats made with weapons, possession and supply of drugs, dishonesty including burglary and fraud, public disorder, and sexual offences.

Her experience includes acting as led-junior in a multi-handed, complex mortgage fraud, representing a conveyancing clerk. 

Hannah recently concluded a secondment to the Business Crime Department at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. 

Extradition

At present, Hannah is employed by the International Justice and Organised Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service, working as a Senior Crown Prosecutor within the Extradition Unit.

Hannah has represented requested persons in extradition proceedings instigated by Part 1 Territories. Her work has seen her advance arguments under various sections of the Extradition Act 2003 in order to resist extradition. Hannah also advises on appeal following unsuccessful proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court. Please see the ‘Notable Cases’ section below for further information.

Regulatory

Hannah has acted for Registrants appearing before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health & Care Professions Council at all stages of proceedings.

Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales
DELF (Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum)

Hannah is an active member of Chambers’ Pupillage Committee. She also organises monthly social events for tenants, pupils and staff.

Education

Northumbria University

• M Law (exempting) (Upper Second Class Honours) (2014)
• BPTC (Very Competent) (2014)

The Alan Davenport Memorial Prize for the best performance in Civil Liberties (2014).

The Northumbria Law School Prize for best performance by a BPTC Exempting student in Advocacy (Examination in Chief)