Keir Monteith KC

Keir Monteith KC

Keir Monteith KC, Simon Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester and a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, is the lead co-author of Racial Bias and the Bench (Manchester University: 2022).

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'Racial Bias and the Bench': one year on

One year on and the Court of Appeal fails to quash convictions after receiving evidence of racism in the jury room, and there are still no revisions to the Equal Treatment Bench Book, says Keir Monteith KC

20 March 2024

RBB’s 10 next steps for an anti-racist justice system

In 2022, the Racial Bias and the Bench report found evidence of institutional racism in the justice system and fundamental flaws in the Judicial Diversity Strategy. Change is coming and all judges and lawyers can help revitalise the rule of law by implementing RBB’s 10 anti-racist recommendations, say Keir Monteith KC and Professor Leslie Thomas KC

13 February 2023
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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