Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
Hannah Slarks is an experienced barrister who is a strong choice for either claimants or public authorities in a variety of cases. She is particularly knowledgeable about the law as it relates to the provision of health or social care, and possesses additional expertise in electoral law.
Strengths: "She is incredibly hard-working and has terrific judgement about the right points to take." "She is really client-friendly and provides clear and concise drafting."
Recent work: Acted for the Good Law Project and Runnymede Trust in a challenge to the government's alleged practice of appointing friends and relations to vital pandemic roles without open competition.
Employment - London (Bar)
Hannah Slarks is particularly skilled in handling cases in the financial sector, including those concerning senior managerial staff. She is an expert in cases involving discrimination, whistle-blowing and harassment.
Strengths: "She is a client-friendly barrister who is very quick to make herself available to ably support in difficult situations." "She is superb on sexual discrimination, she is brilliant on the technical stuff and she is brilliant at the client handling. She is also great at advocacy and she has emotional intelligence - she is all-round brilliant."
Recent work: Acted as sole counsel for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in resisting an application for an urgent injunction regarding a solicitor who had been suspended for allegedly mishandling her cases.
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Hannah is a highly sought after junior, with a practice spanning public, regulatory, commercial and employment law. In her public and regulatory practice, Hannah has wide-ranging experience acting for both claimants and public bodies. She is consistently instructed in policy cases of major public importance, as well as sensitive matters concerning the rights of individuals. She has particular expertise in the community care, healthcare and education sectors. In the past year, she has been instructed in multiple challenges to the Government’s COVID-response. Hannah also has significant experience in matters relating to conduct within political parties. She acted as sole counsel for the lead complainants to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. She has also acted for the Electoral Commission against various pro- Brexit campaigning bodies. In employment and commercial law, she regularly appears in the employment tribunals, the EAT, the county court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, dealing with all stages of litigation. She is frequently instructed by employers to conduct sensitive internal investigations. She has extensive experience in complex discrimination matters.