Solicitor

Experience

Hannah graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and undertook her training contract at Macfarlanes LLP. After qualifying at Macfarlanes LLP, she spent a year as a solicitor in its Private Client team. Hannah joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in July 2015 to specialise in Employment Law. Hannah has gained experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters for both employees and employers.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Successfully acting in the case of Dewhurst v CitySprint (a landmark case concerning the employment status of couriers), reported by the Financial Times, BBC News and The Guardian (among others)
  • Successfully pursuing a £10million class action case against an international technology business reported in the Financial Times, The Guardian and Music Week
  • Defending a charity in respect of disability discrimination claims
  • Defending a commercial employer in respect of sexual harassment and victimisation claims
  • Defending a commercial employer in respect of whistle-blowing claims
  • Advising respondents in relation to settlement offers and terms
  • Advising companies on TUPE, redundancy and employment status issues
  • Advising family offices on staffing issues

Qualifications and Career

  • United World College of the Atlantic, 2007
  • University of Bristol, Law LLB, 2011
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2012
  • Trainee solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2012
  • Solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2014
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2015

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association 

Employment knowhow from Hannah Wright