Hannah Sterry
Associate Solicitor

Hannah joined Stone King in August 2018 as a paralegal in the Education Team in London. She then went on to complete her training contract with the firm and qualify as a solicitor in the Information Law Team in September 2021. Hannah advises on the full range of information law issues, but has a particular focus on commercial and transactional matters.

Hannah is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe).

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 in the health and publishing sectors, as well as her time spent advising on education and charity law matters at Stone King, to provide clients with pragmatic advice and support.

Hannah advises on the full range of information law matters, including:

  • Advising on international data transfers

  • Drafting data processing agreements and data sharing agreements

  • Assisting with data protection due diligence

  • Preparing policy documentation and privacy notices

  • Advising on data protection governance, including privacy by design

  • Dealing with personal data breaches

  • Advising on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (including direct marketing and cookie compliance)

  • Advising on individual data subject rights under the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018

  • Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations

Hannah acts for a broad range of clients across the Business & Social Enterprise, Charity, Education and Faith Sectors, and has helped 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, practising yoga, cooking, and reading.