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Mr Kenneth Caley CBE TD LLB


Kenneth Caley

Kenneth is a former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East of England; after private practice and a position as Branch Crown Prosecutor in the West Midlands, Kenneth was appointed as Chief Crown Prosecutor for Suffolk. He was thereafter appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East of England (Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire).

During the course of his career Kenneth prosecuted and advised in a wide variety of casework including police professional standard cases, informant (chis) and undercover cases, sudden infant death syndrome cases, manslaughter, murder, large scale public disorder, dishonesty cases including fraud and forgery.

He deputed two barristers to become embedded with the police investigation team into the Ipswich murders, was kept in constant touch with developments and made the charging decision in that case; he advised in a case involving a well known TV actor, advised in the case involving the death of a prominent animal rights campaigner.

Kenneth piloted a number of initiatives nationally including that concerning persistent young offenders and also set up the first ever witness care scheme nationally.

He led high profile enquiries on behalf of the DPP and served as the Chief Crown Prosecutor representative on the DPP’s People Strategy Committee.

Kenneth chaired the South Eastern Circuit Joint Advocacy Selection Committee. He also chaired the Essex Criminal Justice Board. He is a current full member of the Medico Legal Society.

In parallel with his legal career, Kenneth served as an army reservist. He passed out of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned. After Troop and Squadron command and 2ic Regt, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, in which capacity he commanded his Regiment. He gained, among other qualifications, an HGV licence.

Kenneth is a current Service member of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC).

Kenneth served eight years as a fitness to practise Chair in conduct and competence proceedings and also as sat as Registrations Appeal Chair. Kenneth is currently a lead member of the RCVS Stage one PIC and member of the Preliminary Investigation Committee.

He served on the ABF Soldiers’ Charity committee for twelve years and also chaired the Warwickshire branch of SSAFA, ‘The Military Charity’ for five years. Kenneth is a Vice President of a Branch of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers local to where he lives.

He is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen in the City of London and a University of Birmingham: Defence Studies Dining Club member.

Kenneth is married with three grown up daughters and lives in South Warwickshire on the Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire borders.

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee – appointed 2018

Declaration of interests


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Appointments to other bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Chair, Conduct and Competence Committee
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Chair, Registrations Appeals

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

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  • Solicitor, Private Practice
  • Branch Crown Prosecutor, West Midlands
  • Chief Crown Prosecutor, East of England                 

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • LLB London
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court, England and Wales
  • Higher Court Advocate, Nottingham
  • RMA, Sandhurst

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

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Other relevant information

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