Alex Menary appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

February 12, 2019

Alex Menary from Exchange Chambers has been appointed to sit as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal sitting in the Mental Health Jurisdiction of the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

The Tribunal is responsible for handling applications for the discharge of patients detained in psychiatric hospitals. It also handles applications to change community treatment orders and the conditions placed on a ‘conditional discharge’ from hospital.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment, Tom Handley, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:

“On behalf of Chambers, I would like to congratulate Alex on his appointment as a fee-paid judge. He will sit across the North of England and combine the role with his continuing mixed criminal and regulatory practice.”

Alex is an experienced criminal practitioner regularly instructed in cases requiring utmost sensitivity and care. His particular specialisms include fraud and serious sexual offences. He is a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor; a RASSO accredited CPS Prosecutor and a Serious Crime CPS Advocates Panel Level 3

Alex has also developed a specialist Police Law practice, accepting instructions to advise and represent Officers accused of misconduct across the North of England.

He is a key and experienced member of the police law, personal injury and criminal teams at Exchange Chambers.