Hannah Fitzwilliam

Senior Associate

Dispute Resolution

"Very bright, fearsomely organised and a real star of the future"

The Legal 500, 2020

"An associate to watch"

The Legal 500 UK, 2021

Hannah is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution team. She advises on a broad range of contentious matters involving both individuals and corporate clients. She has experience of litigation in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court and of settling disputes through negotiation. Hannah regularly advises on complex and high value disputes, including those with a cross-border element.

Hannah studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and completed her GDL and LPC with Distinction at the College of Law in London. She trained and qualified at Clifford Chance before joining Kingsley Napley in 2017.

Hannah’s commercial litigation experience includes advising on civil fraud, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, professional negligence, misrepresentation claims, insolvency litigation and internal corporate investigations. She has experience of challenging claims of economic duress and conspiracy, advising companies on contractual obligations, preparing cases for trial and responding to freezing injunctions.

Areas of expertise:

  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Civil fraud
  • Injunctive relief
  • Insolvency litigation

Recent work

  • Acting on behalf of a company in a shareholders dispute that included a claim by an individual purporting to be a director/shareholder of the company; 
  • Representing an individual in defending a freezing order obtained without notice. The freezing order was obtained in support of arbitration proceedings with a value of over EUR 60 million; 
  • Acting for the corporate trustee of an off-shore trust in a high value cross border dispute involving allegations of conspiracy; and
  • Advising on bilateral investment treaty proceedings.

Professional societies and memberships

  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
  • Junior LSLA


Related Services

Insolvency Litigation

Our dispute resolution lawyers represent individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on insolvency matters.

Civil Fraud and Investigations

The international nature of commerce and growing reliance on electronic communications mean that the number and value of fraud claims is rising.

Insolvency Litigation FAQs

This page sets out a number of Frequently Asked Questions in relation to Insolvency Litigation.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Insolvency Practitioners

We regularly act for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and administrators. Our in-depth civil fraud expertise means that we are particularly well placed to assist in complex insolvency disputes that involve an element of fraud and/or dishonesty.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Individuals

We can assist creditors of insolvent companies and people who have claims against insolvent companies. We can also assist victims of fraud with claims against an insolvent company or individual.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Companies

We can advise companies facing statutory demands and winding-up petitions. We regularly act for companies who need advice in challenging a statutory demand and obtaining injunctive relief to prevent the presentation of a winding-up petition where necessary.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Directors

We have experience of advising directors facing claims of fraudulent trading or wrongful trading, and we can also advise directors on the extent of their duties to co-operate with the insolvency practitioner, including at interview.

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