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News & Events: Siân Beaven

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 13:15

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. […]

Webinar Archive 3rd September 2020

Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of public life and has changed the way the legal professions work. The impact of the changes in prisons has been particularly acute for our clients and for practitioners in crime and civil alike. In Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19, the speakers explore the changes […]

Past Events
3rd Sep 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of public life and has changed the way the legal professions work. The impact of the changes in prisons has been particularly acute for our clients and for practitioners in crime and civil alike. In this two-part discussion we explore the changes to the prison regime during the […]

Blog 29th July 2020

Murder, Manslaughter and the Court of Public Opinion

Following the verdict of manslaughter returned against three defendants for the killing of PC Andrew Harper, news broke on 29th July 2020 that his widow had written to the Prime Minister to ask for a retrial after the jury failed to convict the three of murder. In the now infamously tragic case, PC Harper, a […]

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