- Other Memberships:
- Irish Criminal Bar Association
Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association
- Direct Professional Access:
Andrew McKeown accepts instructions in Criminal Law, Civil Law and Judicial Review. He has particular research interests in Mental Health Law and Wardship.
Prior to joining the Bar, Andrew studied at University College Dublin, where he was Swift MacNeill Scholar, the oldest prize of the UCD School of Law, awarded to the student of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns who attained the highest marks out of all UCD Law degrees.
He is Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He was previously Programme Chair of Law and Languages at Technological University Dublin. He is Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest (ICLMD), and Editor of the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland (MLJI).
In 2021, Andrew was Programme Chair of Law and Languages at TU Dublin, and was lecturer and examiner for the Family Law, Contract Law and Core Legal Skills modules on the BA (Ord) in Law, LLB, LLB (Part time), LLB Law with a Language, BSc Business and Law, PG Dip, and MA in Law (Professional).
He was also a thesis supervisor and examiner on the BSc Property Economics, and examiner on the MSc Real Estate. Both programmes have full accreditation from The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
In 2021, Andrew delivered a lecture at the 2021 CMG Personal Injuries Claims Conference entitled “Legislative Reform – Quo Vadis?”
In 2020, he delivered a lecture at the Law Society of Ireland on dealing with vulnerable witnesses, covering the EU Victims’ Directive, and the suggested reforms in the O’Malley Report, and discussed several categories of vulnerable witness, such as complainants in sexual offences cases, children, and people with disabilities.
From 2018 to 2020, he was a lecturer at the Communications and Management Institute, including on the Advanced Diploma in Crime Scene Investigations and Forensic Science, which is endorsed and recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS). He was also Tutor in Criminal Liability at University College Dublin in 2020.
Andrew is a Volunteer Director of EmployAbility Service Louth. The service provides a supported employment service to people with disabilities throughout County Louth. Support is available to jobseekers over the age of 18, with disabilities such as Intellectual, Mental, Physical, Sensory, Hidden and Acquired Brain injury.