Alex Ruck Keene QC (Hon)
Alex Ruck Keene QC (Hon) is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. He is a leading expert in the field of mental capacity law, appearing in cases involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005 up to the Supreme Court.
Alex has been recommended as a leading expert in the field of mental capacity law for several years, appearing in cases involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005 at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court. He also writes extensively about mental capacity law and policy, and has contributed to works including The International Protection of Adults (2015, Oxford University Press), Jordan’s annual Court of Protection Practice and the fifth edition of Assessment of Mental Capacity (Law Society/BMA 2022 (forthcoming)). He is an Honorary Research Lecturer at the University of Manchester and a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at King’s College London. He has sat on both the ad hoc committees convened to review the Court of Protection Rules 2007, is a member of the Mental Health and Disability Committees of the Law Societies of both England & Wales and Scotland, and the creator of the website .