James Keeley

James Keeley

James is a specialist in serious criminal work especially sexual offences. He is an elected member of the Bar Council, and serves on the Criminal Bar Association Executive, the Bar Council’s and Middle Temple’s Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committees and Middle Temple’s Hall Committee. He is passionate about the future of the Bar and devotes a lot of his time to helping the next generation of barristers.

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Marathon man

Long distance running can be very much like life at the Bar

30 May 2019

Can we fix it? Yes we can

Reports come thick and fast of crumbling courts and inhumane conditions whilst 50% of the magistrates’ court estate is sold off for luxe developments. If the Ministry of Justice won’t fix things, might localisation be the answer?

18 April 2019

Is social mobility dead?

What’s your view on social mobility and its vital signs at the Bar? Michael Todd QC, Leslie Thomas QC, Alice de Coverley, Daisy Mortimer, Dr Tunde Okewale MBE, Sharon Laurence and James Keeley assess its state of health

20 March 2018

Breaking the silence

A woman who defied death threats to give evidence in a landmark ‘honour killing’ case turned trainer when agencies failed to learn lessons from the case. By James Keeley

A few months ago I met one of the bravest women I know. 

29 August 2017
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