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Hannah Spicer-Short

Hannah Spicer-Short

Hannah Spicer-Short
Criminal Defence Solicitor Hannah Spicer-Short

Hannah joined VHS Fletchers in May 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor.

Hannah graduated from the University of Leicester in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Criminology, before going on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law at De Montfort University in 2016. She completed the course in 2018 achieving a Merit.

Following the Graduate Diploma in Law, Hannah went on to study a combined Masters degree with the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Trent University achieving a distinction for both in 2020.

Hannah is able to fully advise clients about the different stages of the Court process as she has worked as a Paralegal specialising in Criminal Defence since 2016 and previously as a Court Usher at Leicester Magistrates Court in 2015. Whilst working as a Paralegal, Hannah has worked on a variety of cases heard in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court, she regularly attends upon clients remanded in custody to provide legal advice and obtain instructions to assist with preparation of their case.

Hannah works diligently to ensure that the Criminal Procedure Rules and evidential procedures are complied with by the Prosecution in order to achieve a fair hearing for all clients.


Nottingham Office:
111 Carrington Street,

Tel: 0115 9599550
Email: hannah.spicer-short@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v C – Rape. Litigator. Client had learning disabilities and was assisted by an intermediary during the trial. The Client was acquitted after half time submissions and abuse of process legal arguments.

R v S – Rape. Litigator. The offence was domestic offence which was discontinued by the prosecution shortly before trial.

R v H and another – Murder. Litigator where the client and one other were accused of joint enterprise murder that proceeded to trial.

R v S – Murder. Litigator where the client was accused of killing his partner

R v J – Malicious Communications – Client was acquitted after a trial in the Magistrates Court, the prosecution did not adduce any evidence of the alleged text messages or phone calls.

R v B – Breach of Restraining Order – Client acquitted after a trial as the Magistrates found that the client had a reasonable excuse.

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