Mr Alexander Ruck Keene KC > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC
39 Essex Chambers


Barrister specialising in mental capacity and mental health.


Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; joined Thirty Nine Essex Street as tenant October 2003 on completion of pupillage.


French (proficient), Italian (conversational).


Law Society Mental Health and Disability committee; Liberty; Environmental Law Foundation; Bar Pro Bono Unit; Amicus; Administrative Law Bar Association; Society of Trust and Estate Professionals; Legal Aid Practitioners Group.


Eton College; Christ Church, Oxford (1998 BA Hons Modern History 1st class); John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (2000 MA International Economics and Strategic Studies).


Film, skiing, theatre, cooking, running, art (criticism and creation).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Alexander Ruck Keene KC (Hon)39 Essex Chambers ‘Alex is a CoP and community care matters expert. He is refreshing in his enthusiasm and energises clients and instructing solicitors alike.’

39 Essex Chambers is ‘an excellent London set’, and ‘each barrister in this set is clearly of a high-quality calibre’. The key areas of strength for the team are serious medical treatment, health and welfare cases, along with property and affairs matters. Jenni Richards KC is representing an appellant in a case in the Supreme Court that involves consideration of the adequacy of community care services provided to a woman with learning disabilities who died whilst in the care of the state. Vikram Sachdeva KC recently represented University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust before the Court of Protection in a matter involving conflict between mother and wife of a man in a coma regarding whether or not he should be taken off life support. Alexander Ruck Keene KC (Hon) was appointed as silk honoris causa in March 2022.