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Doughty Street Chambers

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Graeme Hall

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Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)


Graeme has a broad practice encompassing international, extradition and public law, and has appeared in all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal, in his own right. Graeme is a specialist extradition practitioner, routinely challenging extradition requests at first instance, on appeal in the High Court, and at the European Court of Human Rights. Graeme has successfully challenged numerous requests from other European countries, and has defended in requests from Africa and America. Graeme advises in relation to Interpol Red Notices and other international diffusions. Graeme has worked on capital offence cases before the Privy Council and has significant experience of working on death row having set up a project in Uganda to improve defence representation for those charged with capital offences. Graeme has published a well-received chapter on capital litigation strategies (an Ashgate publication). Domestically, Graeme has achieved a number of notable judicial review successes arising from areas such as extradition, crime, mental health, community care and inquests, as well as more general public law challenges around consultation. Graeme often appears at inquests representing relatives of the bereaved, particularly where the acts of public bodies or private organisations are under scrutiny. Graeme is involved in litigation arising from inquests, including actions against health trusts, private care homes and the police. Graeme has written a chapter regarding challenging criminal records checks which is due to be published by the Legal Acton Group.


Called 2011; Lincoln’s Inn. Graeme comes to the Bar with wide-ranging experience, which includes representing detained patients in mental health review tribunals, being a lawyer stagiaire at the European Court of Human Rights, and setting up a project on death row in Uganda, Kampala. Graeme holds a masters degree in medical law and ethics for which he received the Lord Alliance Award in Bioethics and Law, having achieved the highest mark ever awarded in the course’s history. Publications of note: Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group) (forthcoming); Successful Capital Litigation in Uganda: A Counterintuitive Approach?, Chapter 14 in Capital Punishment: New Perspectives (Hodgkinson P, ed), Ashgate Press, (2014).




Lincoln’s Inn; Extradition Lawyers Association.


University of Manchester/Lyon Universite Jean Moulin III, English Law and French Law LLB (Hons) (Upper Second Class) 2007; University of Manchester, Healthcare Ethics and Law MA (Distinction) 2009; City Law School, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) 2011.

London Bar

International crime and extradition

Within: Leading Juniors

Graeme Hall - Doughty Street Chambers ‘ Very intelligent and very committed to his clients. ’

Within: International crime and extradition

Doughty Street Chambers 'has a strong team dealing with extradition and at all levels of seniority', according to clients, and is also well known for acting in prominent international criminal cases. In a major instruction, Edward Fitzgerald QC, Tim Moloney QC, Peter Caldwell, and Graeme Hall successfully defended Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada against an extradition request made by the government of India, on the grounds that the extradition would breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights; the defendants were requested for alleged conspiracy to murder a child.

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