UCL Faculty of Laws


Hannah Willcocks

Teaching Fellow

QualificationsFellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2018.  MA in Law by Research, Distinction, Queen Mary University of London 2017.  Called to the Bar: 2001.  BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course 2001.  BPP Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Distinction (top of year) 2000.  B.A. Joint Honours, Modern Languages:  French and German Second Class Honours (First Division), Bristol 1998.


Hannah Willcocks is a practicing barrister at Red Lion Chambers and a Recorder of the Crown Court.  Called to the Bar in 2001, she specialises in serious, financial and regulatory crime and is a Grade 4 Advocate (highest grade) on the CPS General Crime Panel, the CPS Specialist Serious Crime Group Panel and the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel, as well on the Serious Fraud Office’s Prosecution Panel A.  Recommended for over 5 years as a leading London junior in criminal fraud / financial crime by Chambers & Partners UK as well as in Legal 500 2016 and 2017, Hannah has an established reputation and is cited as being “a first-class advocate and excellent lawyer, whose attention to detail is of the highest order” (Legal 500 2017), ‘she is very, very able’ (Chambers & Partners 2018), “she has a remarkable capacity for mastering volumes of material” (Legal 500 2016) … “very dedicated”… “she’s incredibly bright” (Chambers & Partners 2014) … “a very methodical thinker” (Chambers & Partners 2016) …  “she is so on top of things”…. “incredibly calm under fire” (Chambers & Partners 2017), “very strong, extremely hard-working and highly efficient” (Chambers & Partners 2013), “she can put her opponent in a whole world of trouble” (Chambers & Partners 2020).

In addition to her professional practice, Hannah enjoys teaching and research.  During 2013 – 2015, she taught Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence as an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and has now been a Teaching Fellow at UCL since 2017.


Hannah teaches Criminal Law on the LLB course.


Hannah’s current research interests lie in the area of criminal fraud and she is currently undertaking a PHD part-time at Queen Mary University of London.


Archbold, Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 2019 & 2020) contributor.

Ormerod & Montgomery on Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (OUP 2019) contributor.

Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime, case reporter (2015 - 2019). 

Market Abuse and FCA Enforcement: Lexis Nexis Webinar (co-presenter 2015); 

Statutory Conspiracies: Practical Law (co-author 2015);

Parties to a Conspiracy: Practical Law (co-author 2015);

Conspiracy: the agreement: Practical Law (co-author 2015);

Encyclopedia of Road Traffic Law and Practice (Sweet & Maxwell) co-editor (2003 to date).