Caoimhe McKearney

Caoimhe McKearney

  • Lord Lowry Scholarship, Middle Temple
  • BPTC, Kaplan Law School
  • LLM, University College London
  • Law (Double First), Clare College, Cambridge

Caoimhe McKearney is currently a law reform lawyer on the Law Commission’s residential leasehold and commonhold reform project. Caoimhe’s particular area of responsibility is the reform of leasehold enfranchisement law.

Prior to taking up employment at the Law Commission, Caoimhe practised across the full range of real property and landlord and tenant litigation, as well as related commercial litigation. She has considerable experience of County Court, High Court and Tribunal advocacy and appeared for the successful lead appellant in Willow Court Management Company (1985) Limited v Alexander [2016] 0290 UKUT (LC), the leading Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) decision on the proper interpretation and scope of the First-Tier Tribunal’s power (under Rule 13(1)(b)) to award costs where a party has acted unreasonably.

In 2017, Caoimhe was the lucky recipient of a Pegasus Scholarship and spent three months working at the Crown Law Office of New Zealand.

Caoimhe welcomes all attempts to pronounce her name – but for the record, it’s “Keeva”.

Outside of work, Caoimhe enjoys skiing, kayaking and adventurous holidays. At weekends, she can often be found performing at weddings and parties across the country with professional ceilidh band, Ceilidh Generation.

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