Keith has lived and worked within the legal world for 45 years. As a young solicitor in London he was involved in the law centre movement, as well as helping to establish a community centre and adventure playground. Shortly after qualifying as a solicitor, he established his own practice in South London, primarily dealing with legal aid work. He was subsequently appointed as a judge and sat in Kent and Sussex for over twenty years, retiring as a Circuit Judge in 2013 to work as a mediator and judicial trainer. For many years, he has run judicial training programmes in different parts of the Commonwealth. His professional interests have chiefly been in human rights and in environmental and housing law. He is married to Mariana, a landscape architect and lecturer, with two grown-up children. He enjoys hill walking and music (both singing and playing the piano and bassoon).