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Lesley Hannah

Lesley, a qualified solicitor-advocate and Partner at Hausfeld’s London office, focuses on competition damages litigation. With extensive experience in advising and representing major corporate clients, she has managed multi-party claims and litigated against multiple defendants across a broad range of industries. She uses her expertise in European and Competition law together with her strong commercial acumen to focus and narrow areas of dispute and to achieve compensation for businesses that have suffered losses as a result of illegal anticompetitive conduct.

Lesley understands that litigation can be an unwelcome distraction for a business and makes sure that her clients achieve the best result with minimum risk and disruption.

Recently, Lesley led a damages claims against British Airways for 100 corporate groups in relation to a worldwide cartel in air freight surcharges. She is also bringing an abuse of dominance claim against Google linked to the European Commission’s current investigation into Google’s search practices.

She has represented her clients in the English High Court and has considerable litigation experience in both the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the English High Court.

Practice Areas


Université de Grenoble, France – Diploma in French Law, France 1999 - 2000

University of Aberdeen - LLB (hons) Law and French Law

College of Europe, Bruges – LLM in European Law

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Higher Rights (Civil Advocacy)

News & Press

Lesley Hannah and Sascha Hindmarch at Hausfeld & Co LLP, August 2013.

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