Hannah Crisp

Senior Associate

Hannah is a practical and commercial legal adviser to clients across a number of sectors, advising them on all aspects of the employment law issues that arise in their businesses. Hannah spends time getting to know clients and their particular needs and challenges, working with them to navigate their most sensitive people issues and building strong relationships in the process.

Hannah has extensive experience acting for employers in disputes with current and former staff (including both employees and atypical workers), including in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. She regularly supports clients in the resolution of high-profile issues carrying particular legal and reputational risk, from complex whistleblowing and discrimination claims, through to investigations involving senior and board level individuals, and everything in between.

Hannah also regularly works alongside colleagues across the firm’s regulatory and corporate practices to advise on the employment aspects of investigations and transactions.

Hannah was recognised as an Associate to Watch for Employment in Chambers and Partners 2023: “She is very clever, diligent and brilliant with clients”.


Pro bono

Advising on the employment aspects of the merger of four Welsh mental health and substance misuse charities and the creation of a new charity, Adferiad Recovery.

Published Work

  • “Innocent until proven knowing” (2020), Article in ELA Briefing

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, Employment Lawyers Association (UK)



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2014


LLB (Hons), Law, College of Law, 2011

BA (Hons), History, University College London, 2009

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.