Keith Simpson joined The City Law School (formerly the Inns of Court School of Law) in 1997.
Keith has a Batchelor of Arts in Political Theory from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in Sociology from Sheffield Hallam University. He completed his Law Conversion course (CPE) at Middlesex University.
Keith spent 10 years working as an elected trade union official for the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers [RMT]. He was a frequent advocate at disciplinary hearings, Employment, Medical Appeal and Social Security Appeal Tribunals. He negotiated on behalf of the RMT at local, regional and national level and lectured on behalf of the RMT and the TUC.
Keith left the RMT in 1993 to train as a barrister and was called to the Bar in 1995. Keith joined 2 Gray's Inn Square as a pupil and continued as a tenant and door tenant until 2009. He practised in the fields of crime and employment law.
Keith has taught on a variety of modules on the Bar Course specialising in Advocacy. He is the Joint Co-ordinator of the CLS Pupillage Advice Service. Keith is committed to widening access to the Bar and was formerly the CLS Director of Equality & Diversity working closely with the Bar Council's Equality Officers.
Keith is an ACAS accredited mediator and holds a Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
Keith is currently the Branch President and Health and Safety representative of City, University of London UCU (University & College Union).
Keith is the longest serving elected member of Senate and sits on numerous City committees.