Adrian Keeling QC

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Adrian has experience in many high profile and contentious inquests. They have included cases that were delicate by their very nature or allegation, or complex in their detail. They have often lasted several weeks and involved the most sensitive of issues and information.
He has particular expertise in Inquests where Article 2 is engaged, and the proceedings are before a jury. He brings to these proceedings his vast experience as a silk in the Regulatory field and Crown Court, as well as a thorough background in health and safety and personal injury work. To this he adds the skills of a polished advocate.
Adrian has the background and legal expertise of a civil lawyer. He practised in personal injury, medical negligence and commercial law for many years whilst at the junior bar. He now adds to that the interpersonal skills and robustness of a very established advocate.
He has great experience of Inquests where organisational procedure has to be assimilated and then applied critically. He is "first choice” counsel for the Police Federation for work of this nature. He is also instructed by other professionals, including the medical profession, and increasingly by the family of the deceased.
He takes pride in his relations with his clients and his ability to build and lead a team.
Adrian undertakes direct access work.
Recommendations
“Charming to deal with and clearly knows his stuff: we were delighted with him and with the outcome he achieved for us.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He is always exceptionally well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2019
“He provides sound advice that can change a strategy for the better”
Legal 500 2017 - Listed as a leading silk for Inquests
“He has a nice, easy-going style but is robust in court and gets very good results.” “He is reassuring to clients, charming and persuasive, and has a superb tactical approach.”
Chambers UK 2017 – Professional Discipline, Band 1
“He takes proper points, is good on the law, and has a lovely touch with the courts. He’s a terrific advocate”.
Chambers UK 2016 Professional Discipline, Band 1
Notable Cases
Inquest David McTaggart (Sandwell 2017)
Represented a firearms officer where criticism was made of a failure to provide prompt medical treatment at the point of arrest which led to death.
Inquest Lynda Warren (2017 Derby)
Represented the family in an inquest enquiring into the shorting comings of her medical care. Miss Warren and her family sought repeated medical assistance over the course of a week, from her GP, Accident and Emergency, the 101 phone line. All failed to asses her properly and recognise her ischemic bowel diseases which killed her.
Andrei Pavlov (2016)
Advised Mr Pavlov who was the alleged assassin by poisoning of the high profile death of Russian businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy. The allegation was assassination by the Russian state.
Inquest Ballantyne (2016 Leicester)
Press
Legal 500 2017 - Listed as a leading silk for Inquests
"He provides sound advice that can change a strategy for the better”
Chambers UK 2017 – Professional Discipline, Band 1
"He has a nice, easy-going style but is robust in court and gets very good results." "He is reassuring to clients, charming and persuasive, and has a superb tactical approach."
Chambers UK 2016 Professional Discipline, Band 1
He takes proper points, is good on the law, and has a lovely touch with the courts. He’s a terrific advocate”.