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Hannah joined Apex in 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She was supervised by Andrew Kendall, Lucy Crowther and Nicholas Gedge. She was called to the Bar in 2021.

Hannah accepts instruction across all areas of criminal and regulatory law. She regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Court. Hannah has dealt with a large variety of offences, including drugs, violence, firearms and sexual offences. She has experience in dealing with expert evidence, vulnerable witnesses and clients suffering from psychiatric issues.

Prior to pupillage, Hannah read Law at the University of Reading, graduating with an upper-second class honours degree. She undertook the BPTC at Cardiff Law School and achieved a 'Very Competent'. Following Bar school, Hannah worked for a year as an usher at Cardiff Magistrates' Court.


R v G (2022) - Hannah represented a vulnerable female defendant charged with dangerous driving. The case required Hannah to advise on issues concerning the defendant’s fitness to plead and intermediary reports. 


R v A (2022) - Hannah represented a defendant charged with threatening with an offensive weapon. The judge indicated a 2-year starting point for sentence, and with significant mitigation advanced, this was reduced to 12 months.

R v T (2022) - Hannah represented a disabled defendant facing charges of stalking and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. This case required Hannah to advise on issues concerning the defendant's fitness to plead.

R v F (2022) - Hannah successfully defended a defendant charged with possession of a prohibited item in prison at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. This case involved legal arguments relating to the defence of duress.

R v W (2022) - Hannah successfully represented an appellant appealing a conviction for a violence offence at Cardiff Crown Court.

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Hannah Friedman


All areas of criminal law and regulatory crime


Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Service Panel Advocate

Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln's Inn

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:


Phone: 02920 23 2032

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