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Christopher Cuddihee join KBG Chambers

21st May 2018

All the members and clerks  would like to welcome Chris Cuddihee to KBG Chambers as of May 2018.

Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and practiced as a solicitor for 12 years until he was called to the Bar. During his years as a solicitor he was a head of public law and mental health law in a major firm of solicitors in central London. He was a member of the Law Society's Mental Health Tribunal Panel.

Chris has extensive experience advising and representing adults and families in connection with mental capacity law matters. In 2010 he acted for Mark Neary, father of Steven Neary, in London Borough of Hillingdon v Neary [2011] EWHC 1377 which was the first reported challenge to a DOLS decision by a local authority.

As a solicitor Chris was a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel, which is now known as ‘Mental Health Accreditation’. He has extensive experience representing restricted patients and patients detained for assessment in their applications to Tribunals and regularly appears at hospitals around the South West.

In Crime, Chris regularly represents life-sentenced and other prisoners at oral hearings before the Parole Board, in disciplinary proceedings before the Independent Adjudicator and in connection with other legal issues such a categorisation. he is happy to travel to Prisons across the South West and understands the importnace of a confernece prior to any Parole Board Hearing. Chris has a wealth of experience representing defendants accused of a wide range of criminal offences from serious violence & sexual offences to driving and anti-social behaviour.

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