Hannah is an experienced litigator in both civil and criminal matters.
She has appeared in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and arbitrations relating to contractual and employment disputes, and regulatory matters. She also advises private and public-sector clients in relation to shareholder disputes and allegations of cartel conduct.
Hannah is experienced in estate and trust administration, and has acted for executors and beneficiaries before the District Court and High Court.
Hannah has prosecuted a wide range of criminal offences, including murder, distribution of objectionable images, benefit fraud, aggravated robbery and assault. She conducts jury trials on behalf of the Crown in the District Court and High Court, and appears and drafts submissions on appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
- Appeared as junior counsel and drafted submissions on a strike out application in the High Court and in an appeal against that decision in the Court of Appeal (FMV v TZB).
- Appeared as junior counsel and drafted submissions on an appeal against sentence before the Court of Appeal (Hakaoro v R).
- Appeared as counsel in the District Court regarding the interpretation of s 236 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 and an application for discharge without conviction under s 106. Drafted submissions and appeared as junior counsel in the High Court on an appeal against these decisions (Huang v New Zealand Customs Service) .
- Drafted submissions and appeared as junior counsel in an appeal to the High Court against a decision of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (Fu v Chief Executive of Business, Innovation and Employment).
LLM, University of Chicago
LLB (Hons) University of Otago
BA, University of Otago