Hannah Fry

Profile

Hannah joined Chambers in October 2019, following the successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage, she gained experience across chambers’ practice areas and was shortlisted for Inner Temple’s Pupil Advocacy Prize. She is developing a broad commercial, civil and public law practice. Hannah regularly appears as sole counsel in the County Court and High Court, acting in fast track trials, small claims and interlocutory hearings and undertakes a range of pleading and advisory work.

Prior to pupillage, Hannah worked as a research assistant and paralegal to a leading construction silk. Additionally, she has worked as a legal intern at a software company in London and the litigation, banking and finance departments of a Kuala-Lumpur based law firm.

COMMERCIAL, INSOLVENCY & CIVIL FRAUD

Hannah has a strong interest in commercial law and international work, with a particular focus on international arbitration and dispute resolution. She obtained a Distinction in her LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, specialising in international arbitration, from Queen Mary, University of London.

During pupillage, Hannah worked with supervisors on a broad range of commercial matters including assisting Tom Poole on an eight-week trial in the Commercial Court, which concerned a claim by a Russian bank alleging misappropriation of assets against its former directors and shareholders. She also assisted Robert Strang on an arbitration concerning an oil field production service contract under the UNICITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Hannah regularly appears in her own right in bankruptcy and insolvency matters in the County Court and the High Court.

PUBLIC, ADMINISTRATIVE AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

During pupillage, Hannah has gained experience in a wide range of public and constitutional law matters, both in domestic and commonwealth contexts. She has provided assistance in cases before the Privy Council and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, including assisting James Guthrie QC on a case concerning the legality of a long-term concession contract in respect of cruise facilities and services. 

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

Hannah also has a keen interest in professional negligence claims. She is currently instructed as junior counsel led by Asela Wijeyaratne in a professional negligence action concerning the purchase and development of residential property, with substantial foreign law elements and jurisdictional issues.

TRAVEL LITIGATION, AVIATION AND PERSONAL INJURY

During pupillage, Hannah assisted in a variety of personal injury and travel law claims, involving jurisdictional and conflict of law issues. She represents and advises in claims involving the Package Travel Regulations and the Montreal Convention, as well as regularly representing airlines in passenger claims for compensation under the EU Denied Board Regulations (EC Regulation 261/2004).

PROPERTY

Hannah has acted and advised in landlord and tenant disputes including possession and leasehold forfeiture claims.

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB, Queen Mary University of London (First Class)
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London (Distinction)
BPTC, BPP Law School (Outstanding)
ADR-ODR International Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator

MEMBERSHIPS

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
Young ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration)

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Shortlisted for Inner Temple’s Pupil Advocacy Prize (2019) 

Inner Temple, BPTC Performance Prize (2018)
Queen Mary University of London, Drapers’ Company Prize for Academic Excellence (2015)
Winner of the ‘Best Student Pro Bono Activities’ Award, LawCareeers.Net Awards (2015)
Quarter Finalist, D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College Moot, India (2015)
Winner of the George Hinde Moot (2014)

SCHOLARSHIPS

Inner Temple, Major Exhibition Scholarship Award (2017)
BPP Law School, Advocacy Scholarship (2017)
BPP Law School, Excellence Scholarship (2017)
Queen Mary University of London, Final Year School of Law Scholarship (2014)