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News & Events: Sian Beaven

News 11th November 2022
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures acquittal at Court Martial

Siân Beaven, instructed by Bob Scott of Richard Griffiths & Co solicitors, secured an acquittal on two charges of sexual assault. The defendant, a LCpl, was accused of having entered the complainant’s room, and repeatedly touched his upper thigh without consent. The Prosecution case was, that following these episodes of touching, when the complainant had […]

News 9th August 2022
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven successfully defends Registrant at Interim Order Hearing

The Registrant (R) faces allegations of gross misconduct by way of inappropriate comments and sexual touching of a colleague (C) whilst on shift at a Nursing Home in 2019. After a re-assessment of the risk, the NMC sought an Interim Suspension Order of 12 months citing its necessity for public protection and that an order […]

News 28th July 2022
Siân Beaven

Sian Beaven returns to chambers following secondment

We are pleased to announce Sian Beaven has returned to chambers following a 12-month secondment with the CPS Extradition Unit with immediate effect. Upon her return, Sian looks forward to resuming her work in all aspects of criminal law as well as developing her practice in extradition and professional discipline.

Webinar Archive 1st July 2021

No Jab, No Job

In ‘No Jab, No Job’, Daniella Gilbert and Siân Beaven will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure.     Topics include: – Employment Contracts – Discrimination – Recruitment Why should you watch this webinar? What will they learn?  Whether existing and future employees can be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine. […]

Blog 17th June 2021
Siân Beaven

Sentencing Disposals under the Mental Health Act 1983

In criminal practice, it is not uncommon to represent clients with complex and severe mental health issues. The test in R v Pritchard (1836) 7 C&P 303 which sets out the test for a Defendant’s fitness to plead does not always capture the vast array of clients with psychiatric diagnoses, meaning that it is possible […]

News 21st May 2021
Siân Beaven

Sian Beaven secures custodial sentence in drugs and taser case

Sian Beaven, acting on behalf of the Prosecution, secured a sentence of 31 months’ imprisonment after the Defendant pleaded guilty to Possession of Class A (Cocaine) with intent to supply, Possession of a Prohibited weapon (taser) and Possession of Criminal Property. Police had attended the Defendant’s home to investigate a separate allegation when they discovered […]

Past Events
1st Jul 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

No Jab, No Job – Employment Law Webinar

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Employment Team Webinar: No Jab, No Job. Daniella Gilbert and Siân Beaven will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure. Topics: – Employment Contracts – Discrimination – Recruitment Why should you book on the course? What will they learn?  Whether existing […]

News 6th May 2021
Siân Beaven

Sian Beaven secures s.37 Hospital Order

Sian Beaven, instructed by Alex Kenney of Kesar & Co solicitors, appeared before Isleworth Crown Court representing a severely vulnerable client, M. The offence of robbery took place almost 2 years prior. Sian had conduct of the case from the first appearance in which fitness to plead issues arose due to the Defendant’s detention under […]

News 19th April 2021
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures acquittal in Harassment trial

Siân Beaven represented C, a vulnerable adult, before High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, who was charged with an offence under s.2 of the Prevention from Harassment Act 1997. It was alleged that the defendant had contacted the complainant repeatedly over text message spanning over a hundred messages over the course of a month. She later turned up […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

News, Blog 4th December 2020
Siân Beaven

Fit your own mask first: living life at the criminal Bar

We defend fearlessly our clients’ best interests and fight for the underdog every day in court, but neglect to apply that same attitude to ourselves. What is needed to improve the lives of those who seek to stand up for justice and assure the future of the profession? Siân Beaven’s article ‘Fit your own mask: […]

News 20th October 2020
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures Referral Order in youth robbery sentence

Siân Beaven represented R, a youth, who had pleaded guilty to 5 charges of robbery and 3 charges of attempted robbery at sentence. The client, who had been 13 years old at the time of the offences, had been part of a group that had committed the series of street robberies against other teenage victims. […]

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