Sarah Forster *
April 3, 2017
Cerys Sayer
October 11, 2019

Kyle Fournillier


‘Client was singing Kyle’s praises and was really grateful for the sensitive way he dealt with her at court. He comes highly recommended by her!’ – Instructing Solicitor

Kyle has a common law practice and regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’, and County Courts.
Before joining Chambers, Kyle acquired several years’ experience working in the private and public law sectors. He has worked as a property/litigation paralegal for a firm of Solicitors, and later as an in-house legal officer/court representative for a Greater London Local Authority. Through such roles, he had conduct of caseloads involving general litigation (civil and criminal), property, housing (social and private) and regulatory prosecution cases. Kyle is therefore highly adaptable and brings a wealth of knowledge and skillset to cases.


Crime


Kyle is regularly instructed in criminal cases where he prosecutes and defends in Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases. He deals with a broad range of trials, sentencing, appeals against conviction/sentence and other general criminal matters. He is a CPS Grade 1 prosecutor.

Notable Cases

  • R v C – acquittal for a high-profile client charged with breaches of a non-molestation order against a former partner.
  • R v T – trial for breach of a Stalking Protection Order. Secured a dismissal of charges/acquittal after a successful submission of no case of answer.
  • R v W- represented a client with multiple personality disorders which made them highly susceptible to breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. The defendant was charged with three breaches. Two charges were successfully discontinued, and the defendant was sentenced for a single breach. A nominal concurrent sentence was obtained alongside a current prison sentence.
  • R v T – acquittal after trial for a client charged with driving with excess alcohol in a public place. The trial issue centred on the legal definition of a public place.
  • R v S – represented a client in multiple cases and courts over the course of a year. This culminated in a committal for sentence to the Crown Court for six offences over 3 separate cases and two breaches of a suspended sentence order.
  • R v H and H – co-defended in case alleging public order offences against a high-profile footballer. A successful abuse of process argument resulted in a stay of the prosecution during trial. This case attracted nationwide media interest.

Civil


Kyle is instructed in cases involving landlord and tenant, housing, injunctions (including anti-social behaviour) and debt recovery/contractual disputes. He is able to effectively deploy previous experience of conducting a variety of civil litigation and housing cases whilst working within the litigation departments at a private firm of solicitors and in-house at a local authority. Kyle holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree which focused on reform of the civil justice system, in particular, alternative dispute resolution and costs sanctions.

Notable Cases

  • WHL v R – successful application on behalf of a housing association for an injunction to prevent and remedy numerous breaches of covenants of a lease. There were issues of anti-social behaviour and contravention of building control regulations. A detailed skeleton argument was key in obtaining a final injunction at an interim stage in proceedings, thereby avoiding protracted and costly litigation.
  • I v TFL – successful application on behalf of the defendant in a set aside/summary judgment application. The claim was successfully argued to have been vexatious and unmeritorious.
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  • SA v O – represented a housing association in proceedings involving an anti-social behaviour injunction, a subsequent breach of the order and the resulting committal proceedings.
 

Licensing and Regulatory


Kyle has a developing licensing and regulatory practice and regularly acts for public authorities. He has particular experience of cross-jurisdictional (criminal/civil) cases and is able to utilise several years’ in-house experience of advising and representing local government departments in a wide array of legal matters.

Notable Cases

  • R (Environment Agency) v H – defendant found guilty after trial in a prosecution for unlicensed fishing and a section 4 Public Order Act 1986 offence.
  • R (Insolvency Service) v G – successful prosecution in a case involving ‘being concerned in the management of a company as an undischarged bankrupt’. Plea offered by the defendant.
  • R (Director of Border Revenue) v M – successful prosecution of condemnation proceedings pursuant to the seizure of undeclared goods by Customs.

Family


Kyle represents clients in private law family hearings including non-molestation, child arrangements and occupation orders. He has appeared at contested final hearings.

Professional Appointments


  • CPS Advocate Panel, Grade 1
  • Attorney General's Civil Panel Counsel (Junior Juniors)

Qualifications, Associations


  • LLM (Professional Legal Skills) – City University, London – Commendation
  • BPTC – City Law School – Very Competent
  • Law LLB – Oxford Brookes University – 2:1
  • Richard Ramsey Moot Cup Winner
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Called 2015
Practice Areas: Crime, Civil, Family, Licensing & Regulatory

Email: clerks@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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