Andrew McKeown BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2018

B.A (NUI), MCL (NUI), BL (Kings Inns)

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal
  • Family Law
  • General Practice
  • Judicial Review
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration & Asylum Law
  • Mental Health
  • Regulatory Law
  • Wards of Court & Capacity Law
Andrew McKeown BL

Other Memberships:
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA)
Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT)
Irish Criminal Bar Association
Law and Society Association (LSA)
Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association
Direct Professional Access:

Andrew McKeown practises in public interest law, general practice, and criminal law. He is a member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) panel of specialist human rights barristers, and is on the Legal Aid Board’s counsel panel, and  International Protection sub-panel. He is also a member of the Child and Family Agency panel of redaction counsel, undertaking work in criminal disclosures.

He was a member of the Department of Justice’s legal panel for the International Protection Office. In this capacity, he interviewed applicants seeking international protection (asylum) and/or subsidiary protection, and made recommendations to the International Protection Officers on these applications. He now appears for International Protection applicants.

He is Lecturer in Jurisprudence at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Ireland’s Inn of Court. He has previously taught, at undergraduate and masters level, in Maynooth University, Technological University Dublin (where he was Programme Chair of Law and Languages), University College Dublin, City Colleges, the Communications and Management Institute, and the Law Society of Ireland.

He is the Editor of the Irish Law Reports Monthly, the Irish Law Times, and the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest. He previously served as Editor of the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, and House Editor of the Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal. He has, as consultant legal editor with Thomson Reuters and Clarus Press, edited a number of leading books on Irish law.

He is a member of The Bar of Ireland’s Human Rights Committee, and was a member of the Working Group of the Education Committee to advance continuing professional development (CPD) at the Bar.



The Irish Law Reports Monthly (Editor, since 2023)

The Irish Law Times (Editor, since 2023)

Current Law Monthly Digest (Editor, since 2018)

The Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland (House Editor, 2021; Editor, 2022)

The Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal (House Editor, 2021)

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085-742 9613
Law Library Four Courts Dublin 7
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