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News 11th December 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Several members of chambers re-graded on CPS Advocate Panel List

Pump Court Chambers is very pleased to announce the following members of the criminal team have been re-graded on the CPS Advocate Panel List: Ellie Fargin – Level 4 general crime panel Siân Beaven – Level 2 general crime panel and appointed to Extradition panel (Level 2) Stephanie Painter – Level 3 general crime panel […]

News 28th November 2023
Ruba Huleihel

Ruba Huleihel elected to CBA Executive Committee

Following the recent elections, Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Ruba Huleihel will join the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee as an under seven years’ call representative from January 2024. Ruba joins other Pump Court CBA committee members Ellie Fargin and Stephanie Painter. The CBA Executive Committee meets once a month to discuss […]

News 26th April 2023

London Legal Walk 2023

Pump Court Chambers is very proud to be taking part in this year’s London Legal Walk on Tuesday 13th June 2023. Samara Brackley, Sian Beaven, Louisa Simpson, Ruba Huleihel, Hester Calder, Elena Johnson, Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt will join the thousands of other participants on the 10km route through central London, to […]

News 10th October 2022

Ruba Huleihel and Hester Calder join Pump Court Chambers

Chambers is pleased to welcome Ruba Huleihel and Hester Calder to chambers following the successful completion of their pupillages.   Ruba Huleihel Ruba is a specialist criminal barrister. She undertakes all areas of criminal work, both prosecuting and defending, and holds the position of grade 1 panel advocate for the CPS in general crime. Prior […]

Blog 28th April 2022
Ruba Huleihel

‘Controlling or coercive behaviour’: Is the law fit for purpose?

About seven years ago, section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 created an offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’. The purpose of the legislation was to offer a further layer of protection for victims of domestic abuse by criminalising conduct that causes harm. As per the Statutory Guidance, the offence “closes a gap in […]

Blog 7th February 2022

Greater Sentencing Power for Magistrates – A Solution to the Backlog?

It was confirmed on 18 January 2020 that Magistrates are to have their sentencing powers increased in the coming months, granting them broader power than ever before. The most significant change is that Magistrates’ will be able to impose a sentence of up to 12 months in custody which is double the previous maximum sentence. […]

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