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Keith Simpson

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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GIP204, The City Law School

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Keith Simpson joined The City Law School (formerly the Inns of Court School of Law) in 1997.

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.

He has a Masters degree in Criminology and maintains his interest in this area, lecturing on the Sentencing module of the LLM. Keith teaches Criminal Advocacy and lectures on equality and diversity on the BPTC. 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.

Keith is an ACAS accredited mediator and holds a Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

At present Keith divides his time between teaching at The City Law School and working as the Vice-President and Health and Safety representative of City, University of London UCU (University & College Union).

Keith is an elected member of Senate, Co-Chair of the Staff Disability Network and member of the Equality Committee.