Adam Keenaghan

  • Year Of Call

    Year of call: 2015
Adam Keenaghan


Year of call: 2015

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  • Practice Summary

    Adam has experience of dealing with disputes arising in connection with all types of insurable peril including fire and explosion, flood, escapes of water, construction and engineering failures, ground movement (including subsidence and landslip), environmental contamination (including escapes of oil), products liability, and Animals Act claims.

    Adam has settled pleadings on behalf of claimants and defendants on matters as varied as damage caused by tree root subsidence to damage caused by escapes of foul water and defective products. Equally, Adam has been instructed to provide advice on all aspects of cases examples include advising a large household insurer on liability and merits in a substantial multi-claimant recovery claim arising out of an explosion at a neighbouring property and advising an international insurer on the quantum of a claim by Network Rail following a bridge strike on the railway network.

    Adam accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants in all matters arising out of insurable risks and property damage.

  • Practice Summary

    Adam has dealt with all types of claims arising out of employers’, public and occupiers’ liability as well as road traffic accidents. During pupillage, he also gained experience of actions in private international law including claims for accidents abroad.

    Adam has conducted trials on the small and fast track, protocol hearings, dealt with a variety of interlocutory applications including strike out, relief from sanctions, applications to resile from admissions of liability and applications to set judgment aside. On the multi-track, Adam has been instructed in contested applications including in relation to calling expert evidence at trial in a case involving the death of a claimant abroad. Adam is able to deal with case management hearings including costs and case management conferences.

    Adam has experience of drafting all manner of pleadings and of advising individuals, commercial and insurer clients, local authorities, police forces, and government departments. He accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants alike.

  • Practice Summary

    Adam regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court in his own right on behalf of the Prosecution and Defence and has experience of dealing with offences of violence, dishonesty, public order and road traffic offences. Adam has also appeared in the Crown Court for committals for sentence, bail applications and other interim hearings.

    During third-six, under the supervision of Conor Quinn and other members of chambers, Adam observed a range of matters in the Crown Court including offences relating to property, violence, drugs, public order, sexual offences and POCA proceedings.

    Adam is a Level 1 Prosecutor and accepts instructions on behalf of the Prosecution and Defence.

  • Practice Summary

    Adam has experience of dealing with a range of civil actions against the police including claims for false imprisonment, assault, battery, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and data protection breaches.

    Adam is particularly interested in matters that touch upon civil liberties and human rights and he has advised on claims alleging violations of the Human Rights Act and European Convention.

  • Education

    Sept 2020 – University of Sheffield

    Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Law (candidate)

    School of Law Doctoral Scholar

    2016 – 2018  University of Sheffield

    LLM., Master of Laws, with Distinction

    2009 – 2012  University of Nottingham

    LLB., Bachelor of Laws, with Honours

    Professional memberships

     Gray’s Inn      

    Criminal Bar Association                 

    Administrative Law Bar Association  

    Bar Human Rights Committee                   

    Young Legal Aid Lawyers