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Paul McKeown

Barrister, Associate Professor of Law

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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About

Overview

Before joining The City Law School, Paul McKeown was a member of Mitre House Chambers and practiced 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. He 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, criminal litigation and advanced criminal litigation. He teaches on academic programmes too, including the LL.M 'Criminal trials: evidence and proof' module, the LL.M 'Forensic psychology for the criminal practitioner' module and two LL.B Evidence modules.

He was closely involved in the development of the evidence module for the Law School's new online and blended learning bar course, creating many new educational materials and writing and recording more than fifty podcasts for bar students on difficult topics in the law of evidence.

He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and curriculum development from both the law school and the university. He has also received a Student Voice Award from City, University of London's Students' Union.

In the field of academic writing, he is co-author of Keane & McKeown, The Modern Law of Evidence (Oxford University Press), which is now in its 13th edition. This is a leading text on the law of evidence and has been cited with approval by appellate courts in the UK and Commonwealth and by the International Criminal Tribunal (Rwanda). He is a member of the Criminal Law Review's case commentary team and has written many commentaries on evidence cases.

Publications

Books (7)

  1. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2020). The Modern Law of Evidence 13th Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-969832-5.
  2. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2018). The Modern Law of Evidence 12th Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-881185-5.
  3. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2016). The Modern Law of Evidence 11th Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-874929-5.
  4. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2014). The Modern Law of Evidence 10th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-968434-2.
  5. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2012). The Modern Law of Evidence 9th Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-969832-5.
  6. McKeown, P. (2012). Evidence Manual. McKeown, P. (Ed.), Oxford University Press.
  7. Keane, A., Griffiths, J. and McKeown, P. (2010). The Modern Law of Evidence 8th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA.

Internet publications (4)

  1. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2020). Legal Updates: Modern Law of Evidence 13th Edition: https://learninglink.oup.com/access/keane-mckeown13e-student-resources#tag_updates. Oxford University Press.
  2. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2019). Legal updates for the Modern Law of Evidence 12th Edition: https://learninglink.oup.com/access/keane12e-student-resources#tag_updates. Oxford University Press.
  3. McKeown, P. (2019). Similar Fact Evidence (2019)

    (Westlaw; Criminal Topics; Overview).
    Westlaw.
  4. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. Legal updates for the Modern Law of Evidence 12th Edition: https://learninglink.oup.com/access/keane12e-student-resources#tag_updates.

Journal articles (26)

  1. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Gillings Crim LR [2020], 11, 1057-1060, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (11).
  2. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Green Crim L R [2019] 8, 709-712, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (8).
  3. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Day Crim LR [2020] 2, 170- 174

    Commentary.
    Criminal Law Review, 2.
  4. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Shaid Crim LR [2020] 2, 167-170, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (2).
  5. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Omotoso Crim LR [2019] 2, 156-160, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (2).
  6. McKeown, P. (2020). R v Brown Crim LR [2020] 1, 71-74, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (1).
  7. Keane, A. and McKeown, P. (2019). Time to abandon "beyond reasonable doubt" and "sure": the case for a new direction on the criminal standard and how it should be used. Crim LR [2019] 6, 505-527. Criminal Law Review, 6, pp. 505–527.
  8. McKeown, P. (2019). R v Cooper Crim L R [2019] 1, 42-44, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (1).
  9. McKeown, P. (2018). Randell v DPP [2018], 10, 850-852, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (10).
  10. McKeown, P. (2018). DPP v Sugden [2018], 9, 752-756, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (9).
  11. McKeown, P. (2018). R v Jukes [2018], 8, 658-666, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (8).
  12. McKeown, P. (2018). AB v CPS [2018] Crim LR, 7, 576-581, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (7).
  13. McKeown, P. (2018). R v JR Crim LR [2018], 6, 478-481, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (6).
  14. McKeown, P. (2018). R v Hay [2018], 5, 400- 402, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (5).
  15. McKeown, P. (2018). R v JL [2018], 2, 184-187, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (2).
  16. McKeown, P. (2018). R v Grimes [2018] Crim LR, 1, 68-70, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (1).
  17. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Midmore [2017] Crim LR, 10, 793-798, Commentary. Criminal Law Review.
  18. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Sardar [2017] Crim LR, 6, 500-504, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (6).
  19. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Noble [2017] Crim LR, 6, 473-478, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (6).
  20. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Evans [2017] Crim LR, 5, 406-411, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (5).
  21. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Mitchell [2017] Crim LR, 4, 310-316, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (4).
  22. McKeown, P. (2017). Myers v The Queen; Cox v The Queen; Brangman v The Queen Crim LR [2017], 2, 125-131, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (2).
  23. McKeown, P. (2017). R v Awoyemi Crim L R [2017], 2, 131-137, Commentary. Criminal Law Review, (2).
  24. McKeown, P. (2000). R v El Treki, Archbold News, (2000), Issue 8. Archbold News, (8).
  25. McKeown, P. (2000). R v El Treki, The Criminal Lawyer, No. 107, October 2000, 1, Butterworths. The Criminal Lawyer, (107).
  26. McKeown, P. (1999). 'Challenging Crown Court Permission to Name & Shame', The Criminal Lawyer, No 95 July 1999, Butterworths, 2pp. The Criminal Lawyer, (95).