Andrew Dallas

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1977 - Cambridge University, MA (Hons) Law


1978 - Pupil at 1 Crown Office Row, London with David Latham (later LJ)

1979 - Pupil at 10 Park Square (later Zenith) with Malcolm Swift (later QC) Tenant at 10 Park Square

2001 - Tenant at No 6

2000 - Recorder (Crown & County Court)

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers


Trustee, The Yorkshire Regiment


North Eastern Circuit

Ranked in The Legal 500 (2021) for Crime.

Andrew Dallas has worked extensively in criminal law for over 30 years, a field in which he has specialised since 2000. He has considerable experience in work of the highest complexity, gravity and sensitivity, and has often led other juniors in large or serious cases.

“Particularly adept at handling motoring cases.” – The Legal 500 (2021)

“Particularly adept at handling motoring cases.” – The Legal 500 (2020)

“Well known for handling a panoply of serious criminal matters.” – The Legal 500 (2019)

“Very experienced across a panoply of crime work.” – The Legal 500 (2017)

“Well known for serious and complex cases.” – The Legal 500 (2016)

Andrew is regularly instructed in murder and other homicide cases, although his busy case-load also includes rape, serious sexual assault, fraud, firearms and drug trafficking.

He is particularly experienced in serious driving cases (usually ‘causing death by dangerous driving’), including a number involving allegations that drivers were racing or had fallen asleep. He provided the initial advice and successfully prosecuted the driver who caused the Selby train crash.

Andrew is very familiar with cases involving extensive telephone evidence (such as cell-site analysis) and has lectured other lawyers on the subject.

Andrew’s work is centred around Bradford and Leeds Crown Courts, but he is happy to travel as required.

“He has a strong track record prosecuting and defending offences across the ambit of criminal law.” – The Legal 500 (2015)

“A specialist in prosecuting and defending serious crimes.” — The Legal 500

Notable cases

  • R v Gary Hart (Selby train crash, causing death by dangerous driving)
  • R v Shaoib Khan (successful defence in a four-handed ‘cut-throat’ murder)
  • R v Tyers & others (prosecution of highly complex drugs case involving jury protection measures)
  • R v Khalil (2013) (importation of 245 kgs of heroin)
  • R v Campbell (2014) (successful defence of man facing 2 independent complaints of attempted rape)
  • R v Sidhu (2014) (Huddersfield murder case)
  • R v Khan (2014) (Sheffield pizza-delivery murder)
  • R v Ali (2014) (successful defence of man charged with sexual activity with a 13-year-old)
  • Huddersfield Grooming cases (2016) – successfully defended two separate Defendants
  • Andersone (2017) – successfully defended woman accused of murdering an abusive partner
  • al-Badiri  (2017) – Attempted Murder (alleged gangland shooting) – client acquitted by jury
  • Bernhard (2017) – represented senior night-club security manager accused of GBH – found NG.
  • Phillips (2018) – defended man charged with historic night-club rape.  Case dropped mid-trial after disclosure requests.

Contact Andrew’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253


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