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JOSEPH O’KEEFFE

Year of Call: 2004

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Personal Injury

Biography

Joseph was called to the Bar in 2004 and has an extensive practice with a particular focus on criminal law and judicial review. He has a broad criminal law practice with a specialism in cases of serious fraud and the associated criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings. His work in this field also includes an expertise in cases involving sexual offences, violent offences and offences under the Terrorism Acts. Joseph has an interest in public law with significant experience in representing a range of applicants in complex judicial review actions involving taxation, waste licensing and public funding. Joseph also regularly acts for plaintiffs in high value High Court personal injury and chancery actions.

Qualifications

Law & Accounting LL.B, Queen’s University, Belfast (First Class Honours)

Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, IPLS, Belfast (Distinction)

Appointments

2013 to date; Department of Justice nominee on the Crown Court Rules Committee

2013 to date; Member of the Bar Library Finance Committee

2014 to date; Council of Legal Education appointee to review the Criminal Procedure Course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast

2007 to date; Member of the Committee of the Criminal Bar Association