Andrew Hall KC 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.
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
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