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Paul McKeown

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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GIP 304, The City Law School


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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Before joining The City Law School, Paul McKeown was a member of Mitre House Chambers and practised exclusively in criminal defence. He defended regularly in the Crown Court in cases involving offences against the person, sexual offences, public order offences and offences of dishonesty, and also conducted appeals in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Divisional Court. In chambers, he served on the general management committee and co-chaired the pupillage committee. He currently holds a door tenancy at Lamb Building, with whom Mitre House merged.

At The City Law School, he is leader for evidence on the bar course. He also teaches criminal advocacy and advanced criminal litigation. He teaches on academic programmes too, and currently delivers seminars on the LL.M 'Criminal trials: evidence and proof' module, and the LL.M 'Forensic psychology for the criminal practitioner' module. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and curriculum development from both the law school and the university.

He is the co-author of Keane & McKeown, The Modern Law of Evidence (Oxford University Press), which is now in its eleventh edition. This is a leading text on the law of evidence which has been cited with approval in appellate courts in the UK and Commonwealth. He is also a member of the Criminal Law Review's case commentary team.

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