Felix has a broad practice across crime, regulatory and licensing law.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

Felix regularly defends in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts, dealing with a variety of offences including assault, sexual assault, drugs and motoring offences.

Regulatory & Professional Discipline

Regulatory & Professional Discipline overview

Felix has presented numerous cases on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council, as well as other regulators including the Architects Registration Board, Teaching Regulation Agency and General Dental Council. He has dealt with a wide range of cases, including conviction cases, dishonesty cases and allegations of lack of competence.  

He has also defended in police discipline cases, including misconduct hearings and accelerated misconduct hearings, as well as drafting grounds of appeal to the Police Appeals Tribunal.


Licensing overview

Felix has represented a business at risk of losing its Premises Licence after a violent altercation involving a member of staff stabbing a member of the public resulted in a police investigation. He successfully persuaded the Licensing Committee to amend rather than revoke the licence.

Felix has appeared for the Metropolitan Police Service in licensing matters, including a case where a nightclub had its Premises Licence revoked after being linked to a serious sexual assault. 

Felix has appeared for Transport for London in licensing appeals against decisions to revoke Private Hire Vehicle Licences and Operator Licences in both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Civil Orders overview

Felix has been instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service in applications for Closure Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Sexual Risk Orders and Stalking Protection Orders. 

Felix has also defended a client against an application for a 10-year Sexual Risk Order; after a contested hearing, the order was imposed for 7 years.

Notable Civil Orders cases

R v NP (2021) (City of London Magistrates’ Court)

Acted alone for the MPS in a successful application for a Stalking Protection Order against an individual alleged to have stalked a high-profile public figure. The defendant had engaged in acts associated with stalking in relation to a well known singer. The order was granted for a period of 5 years.

R v NP (2021) (City of London Magistrates’ Court) 

Acted alone for the MPS in a successful application for a Stalking Protection Order against an individual alleged to have stalked a high-profile public figure. The defendant had engaged in acts associated with stalking in relation to a well known singer. The order was granted for a period of 5 years.

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Bar Professional Training Course, City University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA), University of Oxford

Felix spent time in the military before starting his career in law, deploying to South Sudan as part of a UN peacekeeping mission. Prior to joining Three Raymond Buildings, Felix volunteered at the North Kensington Law Centre and the School Exclusion Project, as well as doing work for the Fraud Advisory Panel.

I, Felix Keating, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at felix.keating@3rblaw.com.  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien.  The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, or otherwise permitted by UK data protection legislation.

Under the UK GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.  Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services.  A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide those legal services.

Rev 2.1 – 09.02.2022

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

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