Ruby Selva

Year of call: 1999

Ruby is 18 years call with a wealth of experience in sensitive cases.


Sexual Crime

Ruby has built a fierce reputation in defending historic multi-complainant rape and serious sexual abuse cases.

Ruby is known for her feisty but firm approach in Court. She ensures that all material that should be disclosed by the CPS is. With a detailed forensic eye she will comb though unused material, cross reference with Statements and Exhibits to build the foundations for effective  cross examination. She leaves no stone unturned.

Her strengths are in her preparation, her tenacity in Court in legal argument, her well executed cross examination and persuasive closing speeches.

General crime

Ruby’s general practise encompasses serious, complex and high profile cases. These include appearing in attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, fraud, armed robbery and kidnap trials. Other cases include multi handed defendant cases involving drugs, fraud and firearms. She has conducted trials of attempted murder and rape at the Central Criminal Court as sole junior counsel.

A Grade 4 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service she is also on their rape specialist list.

She delivers the highest standard of professional service and is highly regarded by her professional colleagues and the Judiciary.

She is known for her sensitivity and ability to handle vulnerable and young witnesses and Clients. She has a friendly and approachable manner.

Ruby is a charming yet fearless advocate who loves her job.

Notable Cases

R v C – Central Criminal Court, Illegal taxi driver, rape.

R v P – Historic allegation of sexual offences by female teacher.

R v W – Large scale fraud against elderly patients.

R v G – Multiple complainants of sexual offences by physiotherapist.

R v L – Former Olympian sexual abusing pupil.

R v S – Stranger rape. Defendant employed by Ministry of Justice.

R v S and P – Multiple Defendants operating a paedophile ring. Historic offences with multiple complainants.

R v J – Multiple complainants, daughters within the family, campaign of rapes by Defendant, father.

R v E – Central Criminal Court, Attempted murder, of prison officer and prisoner.

R v A – Taxi driver, stranger rapist.

R v B – Female Defendant posing as various male characters in order to enter into sexual relationships with friends.

An extremely effective advocate whose style and presence in court is faultless”

Legal 500 -2018 Crime (General Crime) 


BA (Hons.) Law

Professional Associations

Criminal Bar Association (England and Wales)

Member South Eastern Circuit

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