Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Criminal

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 27th November 2023

Rebecca Fairbairn secures acquittal for a Defendant charged with rape

The Defendant was accused of following the Complainant around a nightclub, whilst showing them unwanted attention. The pair were then seen leaving the club in the early hours of the morning and proceeded to a secluded spot, where the prosecution alleged the rape took place. The Crown’s case relied heavily on CCTV from within the […]

8th Nov 2023, 18:00 to 19:30
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Forensics Seminar

Pump Court Chambers, in association with Forensics Access Group, is pleased to invite you to our seminar on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at the Novotel Southampton Hotel, 1 W Quay Rd, Southampton SO15 1RA. Principal Forensic Biologist, James Beard, from Forensic Access and Simon Young, Senior Digital Investigator at IntaForensics, will speak on the topics […]

News 10th October 2023

Police officer prosecuted by Sarah Jones KC receives sentence of 16 and a half years’ imprisonment

PC Ravi Canhye was convicted following a trial at Winchester Crown Court for offences of rape and sexual assault. The attacks took place over the course of a weekend in April 2022. Sarah Jones KC told the jury PC Canhye “span out of control” after drinking heavily which “changed or disinhibited” him and he behaved […]

News 6th October 2023

James Newton-Price KC appointed a Circuit Judge

Pump Court Chambers is very proud to announce that James Newton-Price KC has been appointed a Circuit Judge, sitting in the Western Circuit at Portsmouth Crown Court from Monday 9 October. James leaves Chambers after 29 years and was appointed head of the Criminal Team in 2010. Sarah Jones KC will take over as head […]

News 5th October 2023

Pump Court Chambers ranked as a Top Tier Set in Legal 500 2024

Pump Court Chambers has been ranked as a Top Tier Set in three practice areas in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide: Family: Children and Domestic Violence (Western Circuit) Family: Divorce and Financial Remedy (Western Circuit) Crime: General and Fraud (Western Circuit) Pump Court is listed as a Leading Set for […]

News 3rd October 2023

Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt join Pump Court Chambers as tenants

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Shona Love, Alex McHugh and Annabel Hazlitt have all joined chambers as tenants, following the successful completion of their respective pupillages. Shona Love accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Before coming to the Bar, Shona spent several years as a lawyer at the BBC specialising […]

News 8th September 2023

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell successfully prosecute members of Basingstoke drugs network

The leader of the county lines drugs gang was jailed for eight years at Salisbury Crown Court on Tuesday 5th September for conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine. Twelve members of the drugs gang had already been prosecuted for their involvement in the conspiracy. It brings the total sentence for all parties involved in the […]

News 7th September 2023

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell prosecute Hampshire drugs gang

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell have successfully prosecuted the members of a gang who supplied cocaine across Portsmouth and laundered millions of pounds of cash. The gang leader was jailed for 18 years and 5 months at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday 5 September, after admitting to conspiring to supply cocaine in Portsmouth and the […]

News, Blog 31st August 2023

When is a zombie knife a zombie knife?

The 2019 Offensive Weapons Act made it an offence, for the first time, to simply possess certain offensive weapons in private[1]. Acknowledged as an increase in interference in the private lives of the public, yet deemed necessary to tackle violent crime, the legislation was limited to certain types of offensive weapon. Included on that list […]

News 27th July 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân Beaven secures suspended sentence in dangerous driving case

Siân, instructed by Emily Alexander of Roach Pittis solicitors, acted for a vulnerable defendant who pleaded guilty on an acceptable basis to an offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The defendant, who was elderly and previously of good character, misapplied the pedals of his automatic car which had been left in reverse at […]

News 18th July 2023

SPA v LCpl R

R was accused of one count of rape, one count of attempted rape, two counts of sexual assault, and five counts of battery. The allegations were said to take place in the context of an unhappy and cross-continental marriage, across a period of approximately fourteen months. The case involved complex issues of jurisdiction, specific disclosure, […]


Search articles

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team. Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.
Shortlist close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to email this list.