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The Rt Hon the Lord Keen of Elie QC

Full Title: The Rt Hon the Lord Keen of Elie QC
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 8.2.2011
Call Date: 26.11.2009

Dean of the Faculty of Advocates since 2007, Richard graduated from Edinburgh University and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1980.  He was Standing junior counsel to the DTI in Scotland from 1986-1993, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993.  He has served as Chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (2000-2004) and as Chairman of the Police Appeals Tribunal.   A founding member of the Scottish Public Law Group, he has engaged with JUSTICE, has built links between the Scottish and Irish Bars, and is an active participant in the annual Four Jurisdictions Law Conference.  He recently became a member of Blackstone Chambers.