EXPERTISE

Kieran joined the Bar in 2017, having spent the previous 25 years practising as a solicitor in Newcastle upon Tyne; heading his own firm for some 10 years. Kieran has extensive experience in both criminal and family law and became a Higher Courts Advocate in both Civil and Criminal proceedings in 2008. When not practising Law, Kieran enjoys holidaying with his wife and daughters, socialising with friends and watching rugby.

Family & Child Care

Whilst a solicitor, Kieran was a member of the Law Society Children Panel and has been involved in a number of complex and harrowing Children Act proceedings, appearing in both the lower and higher courts. Since becoming a barrister, Kieran has been instructed by a number of Local Authorities in the North East region to conduct their care cases and has acted in public law cases on behalf of individuals and on behalf of children.

Crime

Kieran’s experience of the criminal courts extends from the Magistrates’ Courts to the Court of Appeal. He has appeared in numerous cases in the Crown Court involving serious and complex crimes including murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual assaults, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, drug offences, causing death by dangerous driving and many more. He was recently led in “Operation Sanctuary/Shelter”, a multi-handed case involving, inter alia, sexual exploitation of vulnerable young women, heard at Newcastle Crown Court, which took nearly 2 ½ years to conclude.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Gray’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Family Bar Association 
  • North Eastern Circuit

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

When not practising Law, Kieran enjoys holidaying with his wife and daughters, socialising with friends and watching rugby.

Clerking team

Steven Preen

Lead Family Clerk

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0191 245 9551

Family & Immigration Clerk

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0191 245 9531

Family Clerk

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0191 245 9530

Family Clerk

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0191 232 1927

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

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01642 247 569

Direct Access Clerk

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01642 247 569

Lead Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

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0191 245 9521

Criminal Clerking Assistant

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0191 245 9550

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