Shereen Nanjiani interviews Richard Keen QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

by ScotsLawBlog on August 2, 2011

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Scottish journalist Shereen Nanjiani’s blog recently featured an interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Richard Keen QC.

As Shereen explains,

Known as the Rottweiler, he has a forensic mind and is a formidable and flamboyant presence in court. In person I found him considered and modest. He chooses his words carefully but there was a surprising moment when he got very emotional talking about what it meant to him to be elected Dean.

At the law firm where I trained, Richard Keen QC was, and indeed still is, regarded as a pre-eminent complex commercial litigation advocate in Scotland. In the interview below, Richard discusses, inter alia, why he entered the legal profession, the qualities it takes to become a successful litigator, the recent dispute between Alex Salmond and the Supreme Court and the current status of the legal profession in Scotland.

Shereen’s recent interview with Richard can be found below or on Shereen’s website:-

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