Alex Menary appointed to sit as Judge of the Restricted Patient Panel

March 20, 2023

Alex Menary from Exchange Chambers has been appointed to sit as a Judge of the Restricted Patient Panel (RPP) in the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

The appointment is in addition to Alex’s work as a non-RPP Judge since 2019.

Restricted patients are mentally disordered offenders who are detained in hospital for treatment and who are subject to special controls by the Justice Secretary due to the level of risk they pose. These controls include permission for community leave, transfer to another hospital, discharge and recall to hospital. The Mental Health Casework Section takes these decisions on behalf of the Justice Secretary.

Alex will continue to sit as a Class 2 Recorder in Crime, as well as combining his experience in the Tribunal with his criminal practice assisting and advising defendants suffering with mental health problems.