Hannah graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and undertook her training contract at Macfarlanes LLP. After qualifying at Macfarlanes LLP, she spent a year as a solicitor in its Private Client team. Hannah joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in July 2015 to specialise in Employment Law. Hannah has gained experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters for both employees and employers.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Successfully acting in the case of Dewhurst v CitySprint (a landmark case concerning the employment status of couriers), reported by the Financial Times, BBC News and The Guardian (among others)
  • Successfully pursuing a £10million class action case against an international technology business reported in the Financial Times, The Guardian and Music Week
  • Defending a charity in respect of disability discrimination claims
  • Defending a commercial employer in respect of sexual harassment and victimisation claims
  • Defending a commercial employer in respect of whistle-blowing claims
  • Advising respondents in relation to settlement offers and terms
  • Advising companies on TUPE, redundancy and employment status issues
  • Advising family offices on staffing issues
  • Acting for the lead claimants at the EAT against Uber, in the landmark case concerning the employment status of Uber drivers (reported in The Guardian and The Independent)

Qualifications and Career

  • United World College of the Atlantic, 2007
  • University of Bristol, Law LLB, 2011
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2012
  • Trainee solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2012
  • Solicitor, Macfarlanes LLP, 2014
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2015
  • Promoted to Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2018

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association 

Employment knowhow from Hannah Wright