Siân Beaven is a specialist criminal practitioner. She has developed a practice prosecuting and defending in all areas of general crime following completion of pupillage at a specialist Criminal and Regulatory chambers in October 2018.
Siân also accepts instructions in professional disciplinary matters, appearing regularly before the NMC on behalf of registrants. She has also developed a practice in prison law, appearing regularly for prisoners in parole hearings and having represented the Claimant in a successful Judicial Review against the Parole Board of England and Wales.
Having accepted an offer of tenancy, Siân looks forward to developing into areas of practice chambers specialises in, specifically military law and further developing her prison law practice.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Siân studied History and Politics at the University of Nottingham before converting to law. Siân received scholarships for both the GDL and BPTC from the Inner Temple and an Advocacy scholarship from BPP.
Sian is a criminal and professional discipline specialist who is training to undertake work in employment law. Having joined Pump Court, a common law set, last year, Sian is keen to broaden her practice areas and has found employment to be a natural area of progression. Her experience in crime has honed her rapport with lay clients and sharp skills of cross-examination while her experience in regulatory tribunals (such as the NMC) has provided an appreciation of the issues which can arise in a work environment and tribunal advocacy. In undertaking her training, Sian has shadowed several hearings conducted by experienced employment practitioners and taken part in a simulated employment tribunal case for the purpose of providing a training webinar for other professionals.