Karl McKenna

LLB Honours




Karl McKenna graduated from Queens University Belfast with a degree in law in 2013 and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. Karl trained with another Belfast firm specialising in criminal work before joining Sheridan and Leonard in 2017.

Karl specialises in criminal law, assisting clients at all levels of the criminal process, dealing with matters in the Police Station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Karl also has particular experience before the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland dealing with a range of issues for clients subject to Determinate, Extended and Indeterminate Custodial Sentences. In addition, Karl has a particular interest in Judicial Review, having been involved in challenges to a variety of public bodies such as the Prison Service, Home Office, Department of Justice and PSNI.

Karl has significant experience dealing with family law matters, particular cases under the Children (NI) Order, including applications for child contact and residence cases, care proceedings and domestic violence.