Kyah is a busy junior tenant undertaking work across all of Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular interest in crime and public law. In addition to appearing in court on a daily basis, Kyah also receives instructions to advise on both criminal and civil matters.
Kyah maintains a broad practice which sees her both prosecuting and defending, representing Local Authorities and parents in public law cases, representing private family clients, and acting for Claimants and Defendants in the County Courts. This has made Kyah an adaptable and robust advocate who is well-positioned to consider every case from opposing angles.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Kyah worked with vulnerable and challenging persons in the charity sector. As a caseworker for a children’s legal charity, Kyah acted as an advocate in meetings with social services and schools, supporting young people in specifying their housing, educational, and care challenges with a view to securing better provisions for their needs.
Kyah also spent two years working alongside prison officers to manage a programme for children and young adults in Young Offender Institutions and prisons in London.
Kyah received one of her Inn's Major Scholarships to read the BPTC at The University of Law, where she also received a Performance Award. She is a keen member of the Criminal Bar Association, The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and The Bar Human Rights Committee.
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Kyah is a keen criminal advocate who is committed to growing her criminal practice. Following her work in Young Offender Institutions, Kyah is particularly interested in youth court work.
Kyah joined chambers after successful completion of her pupillage, during which she was supervised by Tom Little QC for her criminal seat. Kyah is a member of Chambers’ Crime team.
Kyah has a broader interest in international criminal law, following the international law component of her MSc Human Rights.
R v YR (Guildford Crown Court) : Kyah’s client was acquitted of Burglary (non dwelling) and Blackmail.
R v CA (Magistrates' Court)  : Kyah’s client was acquitted of two counts of Assault PC and one charge of Obstruct PC.
R v M (Magistrates' Court) : Kyah successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with Racially Aggravated Harassment.
R v W (Magistrates’ Court) : :Kyah successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with assault in a domestic context.
Kyah’s previous career working with vulnerable persons, youths, and prisoners has naturally drawn her to Court of Protection work. She is a member of Chambers’ Court of Protection team and has been instructed in a number of s21A MCA 2005 applications and DOL applications. Kyah is keen to grow her Court of Protection practice and is therefore open to instructions both within, and outside of, London.
Re: GL : Kyah represented the Rule 1.2 representative and litigation friend for GL in this DOLS application by a County Council
MM v LBTW : Kyah acted for the Respondent in this s21 MCA application by an elderly person with dementia.
LBN v H : Kyah acted for the Applicant in this DOL application with respect to a child at risk of child sexual exploitation and grooming.
SM v LBE : Kyah acted for the Respondent in this s21 MCA application by an Applicant with varying capacity from day to day.
Kyah is already developing a busy family practice, acting for parents, Children’s Guardians and Local Authorities in the early and interim stages of care proceedings. As a junior practitioner, Kyah is also frequently instructed on applications for Emergency Protection Orders.
Kyah has also appeared in private children’s matters and applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
Kyah has appeared in a final hearing in the High Court representing one of two parents in a case regarding their child’s medical treatment.
B v B : Kyah acted for one party in this FDR hearing involving international property.
LB v S :Kyah acted for a Mother in this final hearing with a Child Arrangements Order being made to her client.
LB v A : Kyah acted for a Father with acute cognitive difficulties who was represented by the Official Solicitor. He required an intermediary at court, and regular breaks, in order to follow the interim care order hearing, which included evidence and findings of fact.
TH v JG : Kyah appeared in a final hearing in the High Court representing one of two parents in a dispute regarding their child’s medical treatment.
LB v B : Kyah obtained an Interim Care Order on behalf of a London Local Authority who sought to remove a child from their parents’ care following disclosures about sexual abuse.
LB v C : Kyah acted for the duty guardian who disagreed with the Local Authority’s application for an Emergency Protection Order.
Kyah has a busy personal injury practice, which sees her regularly acting for both claimants and defendants in fast track trials, Stage 3 hearings, small claims trials, and disposal hearings. Kyah has already developed a strong paperwork practice, including employer liability and public liability claims as well as road traffic matters.
Kyah has also received instructions in junior clinical negligence work following pupillage under the supervision of Giles Mooney, with whom Kyah drafted pleadings in high-value clinical negligence claims.
T v K : Kyah successfully represented the Claimant in this road traffic accident fast track trial involving four witnesses.
M v A : Kyah successfully represented the Claimant in this employers’ liability fast track trial. The issue in the case was whether the task allocated to the Claimant on the day of the accident was such that it warranted the employer providing additional PPE beyond the standard required on site.
C v G : Kyah acted for the Claimant in this Stage 3 hearing. She successfully argued for PSLA and special damages awards which exceeded the final offer made by the Claimant at Stage 2. The cost consequences of CPR 36.29(4) followed and the Claimant obtained the additional costs as provided therein.
Kyah has acted in a number of junior commercial matters in the County Court, including claims for rental arrears and possession of property.
W v L : Kyah acted for the Defendant in this claim brought for restitution following an alleged breach of contract. The contract pre-dated the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and common law provisions for awards of restitution applied.