Andrew Hall QC

a.hall@doughtystreet.co.uk

Year of Silk

2002

Year of Call

1991
Andrew Hall QC
Profile

Andrew Hall 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 more complex cases. Andrew has very extensive experience in all types of homicide, as well as large scale drugs and other excise conspiracies. In recent years has been instructed in a significant number of high profile terrorism cases.

 

He is the author or co-author of several books on criminal justice issues, a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and regularly lectures on advocacy and other legal topics, including terrorism and human rights, both here and abroad. He has longstanding involvement with professional training, and 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 served for a number of years as a member of the Bar Council and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. In 2007-8 he served as Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. Since 2010 he has been the Chairman of the Kalisher Trust, a charity providing scholarships and other awards to talented Criminal Bar entrants who need financial support.

 

Terrorism

Andrew 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.

  • Sadeer Saleem The “7/7 London Bombings”
  • Rajib Khan The " Al Quaeda Websites Case "
  • Sohail Qureshi "The Lyrical Terrorist"
  • Waseem Khan Soliciting terrorist murder by Al Mujaharoun
  • Ali Beheshti Firebombing of London publishers following “insults to the Prophet” in book
  • Mohammed Shahjahan [2012] Plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange

International Crime

Andrew 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 that set up library facilities, and provided advocacy training, at the Special Court in Sierra Leone.

Homicide and Related Grave Offences

Andrew regularly appears as leading counsel in the most difficult, complex and high profile of murder trials. A selection of illustrative recent cases are:-

  • 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 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

Languages

Limited Spanish (spoken)

 

Memberships

Member and former Chairman, of the Criminal Bar Association.

Justice

Liberty

Commonwealth Bar Association

Publications

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