Hanna Llewellyn-Waters has a busy practice prosecuting and defending in the most serious criminal cases. She is regularly instructed as leading junior counsel and led junior; frequently appearing against Queen’s Counsel. The Crown Prosecution Service appointed her a Grade 4 prosecutor from the inception of the scheme, she is on the CPS Panel of Approved Rape Advocates and the Attorney-General’s list of Prosecution Advocates.
Her areas of specialism include allegations of murder, serious sexual offences, human trafficking, offences against children and grave violence. She has extensive experience in sensitive, high profile cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants, abuse of process, severance and complex disclosure issues. She is regularly instructed to represent defendants charged with allegations of fraud and money laundering and has significant experience of police corruption cases.
Hanna is an advisory member of the Criminal Justice System and Rape Working Group, chaired by Mayor of Lon-don’s Office for Policing and Crime. She was consulted by the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC for the Report on her Independent Review into the Investigation and Prosecution of Rape in London.
An Oxford University scholar, where she read English, Hanna joined the Bar after a short career in journalism. During her legal studies and pupillage, she was awarded by Middle Temple the Astbury Scholarship, the Harms-worth Scholarship and the Benefactors’ Scholarship.
The Crown Prosecution Service has approved her to prosecute the most serious alleged offences [Grade 4].
Hanna is regularly instructed to represent defendants charged with serious allegations of fraud and money laundering.
She is instructed on behalf of UKCP as presenting officer, including in a matter alleging grave sexual impropriety with an extremely vulnerable complainant.
Hanna is on the CPS Panel of Approved Rape Advocates and the Attorney General’s list of Prosecution Advocates.
She has advised working groups on the treatment of complainants in cases alleging serious sexual offences.