Hannah is a Solicitor Advocate in our financial lines and professional indemnity team, who works out of London and Manchester.

Hannah advises insurers and reinsurers on coverage issues and policy disputes, with a focus on professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability and commercial crime. She also acts on behalf of insurers and policyholders on a range of complex and high-value claims against D&Os and professionals, including solicitors and trustees. Such expertise includes a broad range of dispute resolution in the UK and overseas. Hannah is also known for her work with clients in the construction sector - primarily the defence of contractors, engineers, architects and surveyors, often with cross-jurisdictional elements.

Hannah’s extensive experience in the London insurance market has included two secondments at a top-five insurance broker and a leading worldwide insurer. Hannah has also spent time working in Hong Kong.

Hannah is a representative for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers’ (FOIL) D&O sub-committee.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2012
  • Qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2014
  • Qualified in Northern Ireland in 2018

‘commercial and knowledgeable’

The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

Market recognition

  • Rising Star and recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (North West)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (North West)'
    "The ‘commercial and knowledgeable’ Hannah Williams…"
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

Work highlights

  • Defending one of the leading privately owned construction and civil engineering companies in the UK in respect of a £3 million claim regarding the construction of a flagship hotel in Belfast.
  • Advising an engineering company on a £30 million claim regarding defective wind turbine foundations in Scotland.
  • Representing a design and construct company in relation to the defective design of a wind turbine foundation across six wind farm sites in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Advised an independent oil company on coverage issues in relation to its very substantial property damage and loss of production income claim following damage to a platform in the North Sea.
Market recognition
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    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019