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Andrew Hall QC

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Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)


Andrew Hall is consistently named as a leader in his field and has a busy and high profile practice in serious crime. He is a recent former chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, and served for a number of years as a member of the Bar Council and chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Andrew has very extensive experience in all types of homicide, large scale drugs and other excise conspiracies. In recent years has been instructed in a large 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 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. In 2010, Andrew was appointed to the list of Approved Counsel at the International Criminal Court. Representative recent cases (2008-2012): Sadeer Saleem (The ‘7/7 London Bombings’ conspiracy); 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); Livingstone Fleming (gang related robbery and murder); Omar Mubarak (contract ‘honour killing’); Anton Richards (gangland shooting in barber shop); R v Mullan and Others (Tapping) 2010 Winchester Crown Court – high profile conspiracy to blackmail trial involving ‘SHAC’ campaign group activities against Huntingdon Life Sciences and their suppliers over a 6 year period in the largest and most complex animal rights case ever; Shoaib Khan (Notorious murder of Huddersfield Sikh shopkeeper during robbery); Jason Nwogbe (Victoria Station murder of schoolboy); Mohammed Shajahan (Al Qaeda inspired conspiracy to bomb the London Stock Exchange).


Lawyer West Hampstead Law Centre 1976-80; solicitor and partner Hodge, Jones & Allen 1980-90; tenant Doughty Street Chambers 1990-todate; QC 2002; Bencher, Gray’s Inn 2004; List of Defence Counsel, International Criminal Court 2010. Publications of note: Journals, including ‘Legal Action Magazine’, ‘New Law Journal’, ‘Solicitors’ Journal’, ‘Criminal Bar Association Magazine’ and ‘Counsel Magazine’. ‘The Emergency Procedures Handbook’ 1986,1989; ‘Criminal Justice in Crisis’ 1993; ‘Confidentiality and Mental Health ‘1999; The Proceeds of Crime’ 2003. Editorial Board of the ‘International Journal of Evidence and Proof’. (1998-2011).


Gray’s Inn, Criminal Bar Association, Commonwealth Bar Association, Justice, Liberty.


Marist College, Kingston upon Hull; Birmingham University (1974 LLB); Sheffield University (1976 MA Criminology).

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Andrew Hall QC - Doughty Street ChambersIt is testament to how good he is that when he is doing a speech in our local court, the office effectively empties as everyone goes to watch him.

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