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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 McNeill 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.
Andrew is the Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest (ICLMD), which is published by Thomson Reuters. The ICLMD is a comprehensive guide to all recent Irish legal developments, which includes digested cases of the Superior Courts and summarises all Acts of the Oireachtas passed in the year. All case digests are available through Westlaw.ie.
He was previously Case Reporter for Irish Legal News from 2020 to 2021, where he wrote daily case reports of judgments of the Superior Courts in Ireland, Senior Courts in Northern Ireland, and UK Supreme Court and European Court judgments where Irish parties were affected. His work has been noted in online legal resources by Eugene R. Fidell (Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer of Law at Yale, and author of Military Court Rules of the United States (6th ed. 2020)), and Professor Richard J. Peltz-Steele (Chancellor Professor at the University of Massachusetts). The case reports are among the most widely-read updates on Irish law.
In 2021, Andrew delivered a talk at the 2021 CMG Personal Injuries Claims Conference entitled “Legislative Reform – Quo Vadis?”
He is Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, where he delivers postgraduate lectures and tutorials. In 2021, he 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 B.A. (Ord) in Law, LL.B., LL.B. (Part time), LL.B. Law with a Language, B.Sc. Business and Law, PG Dip., and M.A. in Law (Professional).
He was also a thesis supervisor and examiner on the B.Sc. Property Economics, and examiner on the M.Sc. Real Estate. Both programmes have full accreditation from The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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.