Mr Alexander Ruck Keene KC > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
39 Essex Chambers Offices
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
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Mr Alexander Ruck Keene KC
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(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1
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.