Miss Hannah Willcocks > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers


Hannah practises in all areas of crime with a particular focus on serious, financial and regulatory crime.  An advocate on the SFO’s Prosecution Panel A and the CPS Grade 4 Specialist Fraud Panel, Hannah has an established reputation and significant experience in prosecuting extremely large, multi-handed and complex financial crime cases which often last a number of years. 
Past cases include: R v Muhammad Tanveer and Others [2018-2019]: leading Counsel for the Crown in prosecution of 10 defendants for offences of conspiracy to commit fraud and to launder criminal property with a loss of over £2million; Op. Hornet: R v David Mills and others [2013 – 2017]: high profile multi-handed prosecution involving conspiracy to corrupt, fraudulent trading and conspiracy to launder criminal property with an estimated loss of approximately £245 million.  Previously instructed by the Financial Reporting Council and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and more recently by the SFO and the Insolvency Service.  


Year of call: 2001 Inn: Middle Temple Legal appointments: Recorder 2016  • MA in Law by Research with Distinction (dissertation re: fraud), QMUL 2017. Part-time Teaching Fellow in Criminal Law at UCL 2013 – Serious Fraud Office Prosecution Panel of Counsel – B list. • 2013 – Serious Fraud Office Proceeds of Crime Panel of Counsel – B list. • 2013 – CPS Specialist Fraud Panel Advocate – Level 3 (2nd highest level). • 2013 – CPS Specialist Serious Crime Panel Advocate – Level 3. • 2013 – CPS Specialist Proceeds of Crime Panel Advocate – Level 2. • 2012 – CPS General Crime Panel Advocate – Level 3. • 2007 – CPS Grade 3 Advocate • 2005 – Attorney General’s C List.


French and German (degree level)


Fraud Lawyers Association, Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit. Publications of note: Case reporter for Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime. Co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Road Traffic Law and Practice, Sweet and Maxwell.


Rendcomb College 2000-2001 BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course Very Competent (2nd in year). 1999-2000 BPP Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Law Distinction (top of year). 1994-1998 University of Bristol B.A. Joint Honours, Modern Languages: French and German Second Class Honours (First Division).


• Music: Grade 8 piano, Grade 7 violin, Grade 5 organ. • Ballet and pilates. • Trekking. • Cooking.