Hannah Crawford is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Hannah was named Corporate Restructuring Lawyer of the Year at the 2023 Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Awards and featured in The Lawyer's “Hot 100” list for 2023 and Law.com International's list of “Rising Stars: the UK's Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers” for 2023.

Hannah has experience in cross-border restructurings advising debtors, creditors and strategic investors on restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses. Hannah also has experience advising leading credit funds in relation to their due diligence and review of European investment opportunities in stressed and distressed situations.

Hannah is also recognised in INSOL International’s 2022 “Young Practitioner Spotlight”, EMEA’s 2022 “Rising Stars” and the Euromoney’s 2022 Expert Guides as a “Rising Star” in the global restructuring market.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, "Legal Statement on Digital Assets and English Insolvency Law", UK Jurisdiction Taskforce, LawTech UK, April 2024

Contributor, Cross Border Restructuring & Insolvency 2012-2022: Cases and Developments, Wolters Kluwer, June 2023

Contributor, “Company Voluntary Arrangements: Law and Practice”, Edited by Elaine Nolan and Tom Smith QC, Oxford University Press, February 2022 

Co-Author, “Recast Insolvency Regulation: key changes for corporate restructurings”, PLC Magazine, May 2017


Recognised as “Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year” and “Thought Leader of the Year” at the Women in Business Law EMEA Awards, 2024

Listed in Financial News’ list of “Rising Stars of European Finance”, 2024

Named as “Corporate Restructuring Lawyer of the Year” at the Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Awards, 2023

Featured in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” list, 2023

Listed in Law.com International’s list of “Rising Stars: the UK’s Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers”, 2023

Recognised among the “Restructuring & Insolvency Rising Stars” at the annual EMEA Rising Star Awards, 2022

Recognised in INSOL International’s “Young Practitioner Spotlight”, 2022

Recognised as a “Rising Star” in the Euromoney’s Expert Guides list for Restructuring and Insolvency, 2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Insolvency Lawyers' Association (ILA)


International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School, HolbornLPC2013
  • Gonville & Caius College, University of CambridgeB.A., LawTripos2012