Hannah Sterry

Hannah joined Stone King in August 2018 as a paralegal in the Education Team in London; before going on to complete her training contract with the firm and qualifying as a solicitor in the Information Law Team in September 2021.

During her training contract, Hannah sat with the Corporate and Commercial Team, Charity & Social Enterprise Team and Information Law Team, and maintained a strong focus on information law throughout.

Before joining Stone King, Hannah worked within the NHS for several years, working predominantly with patients suffering from traumatic brain injury and stroke. Following this, she spent four years in editorial and research positions in the scientific and legal publishing sectors.


Hannah draws on her experience advising on education and charity law matters gained during her time at Stone King, as well as her experience working within the health and publishing sectors, to provide clients with pragmatic advice and support.

Hannah advises clients on the full range of information law matters including information requests under the UK GDPR and Freedom of Information Act 2000, data processing and data sharing arrangements, general data protection compliance, data breaches, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (including direct marketing and cookie compliance), and biometrics.

Hannah acts for a broad range of clients across the Charity & Social Enterprise, Education and Business sectors, and has assisted clients navigate complex information law issues in various contexts, including employment disputes, commercial transactions, charitable incorporations, and safeguarding matters.

Hannah studied Biological Sciences at the University of Brighton for her undergraduate degree, before going on to achieve a Distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law.

Hannah completed her combined Legal Practice Course (LPC) LLM in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law part-time alongside her work at Stone King, achieving a distinction. Her LLM report focused on data protection law and explored the data protection implications of processing biometric data in the context of automated facial recognition in the commercial sector.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys running and practising yoga, cooking, and reading.