Hannah Costley Solicitor

Hannah is a Solicitor with our Crime and Regulatory team. Her specialisms lie within abuse of trust matters as well as road traffic offences. She…

Hannah is a Solicitor in our Crime & Regulatory team.

Biography

Hannah is a Solicitor with our Crime and Regulatory team. Her specialisms lie within abuse of trust matters as well as road traffic offences. She qualified as a Solicitor in November 2019 and is also an accredited police station representative.

From advising suspects during police interviews to defendants appearing before the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, Hannah has plentiful experience in working with a vast range of individuals. Hannah also has experience advising Police Officers involved in misconduct proceedings and representing Foster Carers who face allegations made against them by children in their care.

Notable cases

R v C Minshull Street Crown Court
Careless driving, Possession of an offensive weapon, Assault
Result: Not guilty to all charges

R v L Liverpool Crown Court
Theft (abuse of trust)
Result: No evidence offered by the Crown following representations

R v K Minshull Street Crown Court
Possession with intent to supply Class B Drugs
Result: No evidence offered by the Crown following representations

R v G Manchester Crown Court
Dangerous driving, Possession of Class A (13x wraps of heroin) and Possession of a bladed article (second offence with mandatory minimum sentence of 6 months)
Result: Community Order

R v M Manchester Crown Court
Possession of a bladed article (machete in a pub)
Result: Suspended sentence

R v F Birkenhead Magistrates Court
120+ in breath
Result: Community Order

R v M Chester Crown Court
Possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs into a prison
Result: Suspended sentence

R v M Leeds Crown Court
Assault on an emergency worker
Result: Conditional discharge

R v G Leeds Crown Court
Dangerous driving – 100mph on 30mph road resulting in an RTA with tens of thousands of pounds of damage
Result: Following the instruction of an expert, the Crown offered the alternative offence of Careless driving. G plea entered- 4 points and £400 fine