Hannah Glover

Hannah Glover

Call: 2013

"She is very impressive and very responsive."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"She is very commercial and robust in dealing with difficult opposition."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"Just jumps into case with enthusiasm and has an excellent drafting style that is crisp and clear. In court she is authoritative and has a commanding presence."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2022)

"Excels at getting to the key issues in a case and coming up with answers to tricky problems."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2021)

"She is all over the detail and is great with instructing solicitors and clients alike."

- Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2021)

Practice Overview

Hannah is ranked as a leading junior for both Commercial Litigation and Banking & Finance (Chambers & Partners 2022, 'Up and Coming'). She was previously named for two years running as one of the Legal 500’s Top Ten commercial juniors under 8 years’ call, which described her as a “star of the future, skilled far beyond her years of call.”

Hannah is regularly instructed in major and complex litigation and arbitration. In addition to her core specialisms in commercial and banking disputes, Hannah has a particular interest in civil fraud, securities litigation, gambling disputes and energy and natural resources.

Her current and recent instructions include the Phones 4U dispute (The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2022); acting for Barclays Bank in Henderson & Jones v Ross £45m dishonesty and conspiracy claim (Chancery Division, 2022); the Tesco s90A FSMA second overstatement group claim; Sagicor v Bank of Jamaica (Privy Council, 2022); Vannin v RBOS Shareholders Action Group Limited (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020). She has consistently been instructed in market-leading disputes since joining 3VB, including previously in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017), the Retailers v MasterCard litigation (The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2016).

Hannah also has experience of substantial international arbitration under the major sets of arbitration rules, and regularly acts in related applications before the High Court under the Arbitration Act 1996 and on urgent applications for anti-suit injunctive relief.

In addition to acting as a junior in major and complex matters, Hannah has substantial experience of appearing as sole counsel at every stage from interlocutory disputes through to trial (and on appeal, including appearing as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal). She is said by the directories to be "authoritative and has a commanding presence" in Court and is "robust in dealing with difficult opposition" (Chambers & Partners, 2022).

Before joining 3VB, Hannah studied law at the University of Oxford (BA, BCL and MPhil) and at Harvard Law School (LLM), where she was a Kennedy Scholar.

Hannah has extensive experience of banking litigation, and is identified by the Legal 500 (2021) as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking & Finance. Current and recent instructions include:

Proventus Capital Partners v Eyre (Commercial Court): acting for the claimant lenders to recover $18m under a series of loan agreements and associated guarantees in the aviation sector.

Advising on a £450m deceit claim in the banking and financial services sector.

Manx Capital Partners v Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the claimant in proceedings to recover sums due to the Signature Litigation claimant group in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation from former members of that group, led by Ben Valentin QC and Daniel Saoul QC.

The European Union and the European Investment Bank v The Syrian Arab Republic (Commercial Court): acting for the claimants in a claim for €158 million owed by Syria under a series of international loan agreements, led by Adrian Beltrami QC: [2018] EWHC 1712 (Comm). The prior decision in [2018] EWHC 181 (Comm) is a leading decision on the service of proceedings on a sovereign state.

The RBS Rights Issue Litigation (Chancery Division): acted for the Signature Litigation claimant group in proceedings under s90 FSMA arising from the 2008 RBS Rights Issue, as part of a counsel team led by Jonathan Nash QC, including appearing in [2017] 1 WLR 1991, one of the leading authorities on the scope of legal advice privilege.

Henderson & Jones Ltd v Ross and others (Chancery Division): acting for Barclays Bank Plc in a £35m claim including allegations of conspiracy and dishonest assistance, led by Adam Kramer.

Phillite D UK Ltd v EComm Merchant Solutions Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the defendant payment processing companies in a dispute concerning sums held pursuant to a merchant services agreement, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Arcadia v MasterCard (Commercial Court): representing a consortium of leading retailers claiming over £400 million for unlawful payment card charges, as part of a team led by Paul Lowenstein QC: [2017] EWHC 93 (Comm). Similar proceedings against Visa were settled following an eight week trial in the Commercial Court.

McGraw-Hill International v Deutsche Apotheker-und Artzebank AG (Commercial Court): acted for the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s in high profile proceedings regarding the scope of the agency’s duty when rating financial products, as part of a team led by Sonia Tolaney QC.

Bank & Clients Plc v King (Commercial Court): acting for the successful claimant in a multi-million pound claim on two commercial guarantees together with a post-judgment worldwide freezing order, led by Tom Sprange QC: [2017] EWHC 3099 (Comm).

Commercial litigation is the cornerstone of Hannah’s practice. She is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 (2021) in Commercial Litigation, and as an ‘Up and Coming’ junior in Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners (2021). Her recent work includes:

Vannin Capital PCC v RBOS Shareholders Action Group Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the claimants in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation to resist a £14.75m claim brought by the well-known litigation funder, led by Ben Valentin QC. Summary judgment was successfully resisted at [2018] EWHC 2821 (Ch).

Evans v Muxworthy (Commercial Court): acting for the third defendant in a commercial property dispute, resisting claims of dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and conspiracy, led by Nicholas Craig QC.

Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd (Chancery Division, Court of Appeal): acting for the defendant in a multi-million pound dispute involving the sale and distribution of pharmaceuticals, led by Andrew Onslow QC. The decision in [2018] EWHC 2152 (Ch) is an important authority on the retrospective validation of service of claim form under CPR 6.15(2).

Bubbles & Wine Ltd v Lusha (Court of Appeal): acting as sole counsel for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal on a point of apparent bias: [2018] EWCA Civ 468. Hannah also successfully acted in the first appeal on the same point.

Bank of Cyprus v Sofroniou (Queen’s Bench Division): acting as sole counsel for the defendants. Successfully applied to stay the registration of a €1 million judgment of the Cypriot Court pending appeal to the Supreme Court of Cyprus.

Briton Ferry Stevedoring v Sims (Commercial Court): acting for the claimant in a dispute concerning a metal processing plant (led by Nicholas Craig QC).

BPC Hotels Ltd v Wright Hassall LLP (Technology and Construction Court): represented the successful defendants in a dispute concerning a luxury hotel development project, led by Andrew Onslow QC: [2016] EWHC 1286 (TCC).

Manchester Airport Plc v Ten Group (Commercial Court): acted for the defendant company in a multi-million pound commercial guarantee dispute, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Civil fraud is one of Hannah’s principal areas of practice. She regularly acts or advises on matters involving allegations of deceit, dishonest assistance and conspiracy, together with related applications for freezing orders and Norwich Pharmacal relief. Current and recent highlights include:

Gordian Holdings v Sofroniou (Commercial Court): sole counsel for the defendants in a claim by a Cypriot finance company, involving allegations of a sham trust and transactions defrauding creditors.

Advising on a £450m deceit claim in the banking and financial services sector.

Evans v Muxworthy (Commercial Court): acting for the third defendant in a commercial property dispute, resisting claims of dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and conspiracy, led by Nicholas Craig QC.

Dhir v Flutter Entertainment Plc (Queen’s Bench Division): acting for the  parent company of the Paddy Power Betfair brands in proceedings alleging dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and unjust enrichment of funds staked as bets.

Henderson & Jones Ltd v Ross and others (Chancery Division): acting for Barclays Bank Plc in a £35m claim including allegations of conspiracy and dishonest assistance, led by Adam Kramer.

Phillite D UK Ltd v EComm Merchant Solutions Ltd (Chancery Division): acting for the defendant payment processing companies in a dispute concerning payment services alleged to have been obtained by fraud, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Bank & Clients Plc v King (Commercial Court): acting for the successful claimant in a £multi-million claim to obtain post-judgment worldwide freezing relief, led by Tom Sprange QC: [2017] EWHC 3099 (Comm).

Hannah has a specialist interest in disputes in the gambling sector, and regularly advises and acts on behalf of the leading operators in the UK market in a range of claims (including contractual and tortious claims, claims based on dishonesty and receipt of trust property, and in respect of statutory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005). Hannah’s current and recent instructions in this field include:

Allan v Ladbrokes Coral Group Limited (Queen’s Bench Division): acting for the defendant in this well-publicised claim by a former customer to recover sums exceeding £3m alleged to have been staked with Ladbrokes in breach of Spanish law, led by Jonathan Davies-Jones QC.

Smith v William Hill (Chancery Division): acting for the defendant in a £1m claim brought on behalf of a former customer to recover winnings.

Gladstone v bet365, Paddy Power (London Circuit Commercial Court): acting for both bet365 and Paddy Power in proceedings brought by a former customer alleging breach of contract and breach of statutory duty.

Dhir v Flutter Entertainment Plc (Queen’s Bench Division): successfully acting for the defendant Flutter Entertainment Plc (the parent company of the Paddy Power Betfair brands) in proceedings alleging dishonest assistance, unconscionable receipt and unjust enrichment of funds staked as bets. Led by Ian Mill QC. Judgment at [2021] EWHC 1510 (QB).

Hannah has significant experience of dealing with professional negligence matters, often as part of a larger counsel team. She has also advised confidentially on a number of matters as sole counsel. Recent instructions include:

Briton Ferry Stevedoring v Hugh Sims LLP (Queen’s Bench Division): represented the claimant company in a professional negligence action against its former solicitors, led by Nicholas Craig QC. The case settled on confidential terms before trial.

BPC Hotels Ltd v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] EWHC 1286 (TCC): successfully striking out a substantial professional negligence claim against the second defendant barrister, led by Andrew Onslow QC.

An increasing amount of Hannah’s work concerns shipping disputes or injunctions in the shipping sector. Recently reported decisions include:

Times Trading Corp v National Bank of Fujairah (Commercial Court): acting for the applicant seeking anti-suit relief to restrain proceedings brought in Singapore in breach of an arbitration clause, led by David Lewis QC: [2020] EWHC 1078 (Comm).

National Bank of Fujairah v Times Trading Corp (Commercial Court): acting for the defendant resisting an application under s12 Arbitration Act 1996, led by David Lewis QC: [2020] EWHC 1983 (Comm).

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