Called to the Bar: 1991
Andrew Hall is consistently named as a leader in his field and has a busy and high profile practice in serious crime. He has very extensive experience in all types of homicide, terrorism as well as large scale drugs and other excise conspiracies. He continues to be instructed in high profile cases and is on the list of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Court. He has a particular reputation for the tenacious defence of grave, difficult and more complex cases.
Andrew has long-standing 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. He is a Bencher at Gray’s Inn.
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.