Andrew Hall QC

Year of call:

1991 · Silk 2002 (Door tenant)

Education:

1974 - Birmingham University, LLB

1976 - 1976 Sheffield University, MA Criminology

Career:

1976 - Lawyer at West Hampstead Law Centre

1980 - Solicitor and partner at Hodge, Jones and Allen

1990 - Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, London

2002 - Silk

2014 - Door tenant at No 6 Chambers, Leeds

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers

Appointments:

2007-2008 - Chair of the Criminal Bar Association

1998–2011 - Appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof

Chairman of the Kalisher Trust

Approved counsel at the International Criminal Court

Memberships:

Criminal Bar Association (also former chair)

Justice

Liberty

Commonwealth Bar Association

Awards:

Bar Pro Bono Award

Andrew Hall QC is consistently named as a leader in his field and has a busy and high-profile practice in serious crime.  He has a strong following amongst solicitors both in London and further afield, and a particular reputation for the tenacious defence of grave, difficult and complex cases.

“Has appeared as leading counsel in many of the highest-profile terrorism cases of the last decade.”

Andrew has very extensive experience in all types of homicide, as well as large-scale drugs and other excise conspiracies. In recent years, he has been instructed in a significant number of high-profile terrorism cases. He has appeared as leading counsel in many of the highest-profile terrorism cases of the last decade, including the cases of those alleged to have conducted hostile reconnaissance of London targets for the 7/7 bombers.

Andrew is door tenant at Park Square Barristers. He is a member of the Panel of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Court and a member of the International Criminal Law Team at Doughty Street Chambers.

He led the Bar team which set up the library facilities, and provided advocacy training, at the Special Court in Sierra Leone. He has longstanding involvement with legal-sector capacity-building projects overseas, particularly in Africa, and is a winner of the Bar Pro Bono Award for this work. Human rights work overseas has included missions to Syria, Sudan and Burma.

Andrew is the author and co-author of several books on criminal-justice issues and regularly lectures on advocacy and other legal topics, including terrorism and human rights, both here and abroad. He has served for a number of years as a member of the Bar Council and chair of the Remuneration Committee. Since 2010 he has been chair of the Kalisher Trust, a charity providing scholarships and other awards to talented Criminal Bar entrants who need financial support.

Notable cases

Terrorism

Sadeer Saleem – The ‘7/7’ London bombings

Rajib Khan – The ‘Al Qaeda websites case ‘

Sohail Qureshi – ‘The lyrical terrorist’

Waseem Khan – Soliciting terrorist murder by Al-Muhajiroun

Ali Beheshti – Firebombing of London publishers following ‘insults to the Prophet’ in book

Mohammed Shahjahan (2012) – Plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange

Homicide

John Russell – The ‘Trusthorpe murders’ – double revenge murder by shooting of retired couple, ordered by notorious Nottingham gangster

Livingstone Fleming – Gang-related robbery and murder

Omar Mubarak – Contract ‘honour-killing’

Anton Richards – Gangland shooting in barber’s shop

Shoaib Khan – Notorious Huddersfield ‘Sikh shopkeeper murder’ during robbery

Jason Nwogbe – The Victoria Station murder of a schoolboy

Damien Fowkes – Attempted murder of Ian Huntley, and murder of another prisoner, by lifer

Sodiq Adeojo  – Peckham gang shooting, and double stabbing

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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