Owen Keane

LLB QDR Barrister

Owen Keane is a Barrister called in 1988 who has specialised in IT, telecomms and IP disputes since 1992.

In addition to advising a wide variety of businesses and bodies ranging from Government agencies to ‘dot.com’ and media businesses, he is a qualified mediator and former council member of the Academy of Experts. He has presented numerous courses on the duties and practice of experts in the UK and abroad. 

Owen has spoken and written widely on IT and the law, including writing monthly columns for several IT and Internet magazines. Speaking invitations have included Holland, Portugal, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe. Owen has contributed to numerous books including Butterworths Countdown to 2000, Researching the Legal Web (1st ed.), and The Computer Security Reference Book. Owen also helped to formulate the widely adopted BSI definition of compliance for Year 2000.

In addition to advising and appearing in numerous IT cases, Owen appeared in the reported patents case of Charlesworth v Relay Roads, (Hoffman J.) in 1999 - 2000.