Ms Ruby Selva > Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC
15 New Bridge Street
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Ruby is 20 years call with a wealth of experience in sensitive cases and has built a fierce reputation defending historic multi-complainant rape and serious sexual abuse cases. She delivers the highest standard of professional service and is highly regarded by her professional colleagues and the Judiciary.


Ruby is known for her feisty but firm approach in Court and has a detailed forensic eye she uses to comb though unused material, cross reference with Statements and Exhibits to build the foundations for effective and concise 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, persuasive and moving closing speeches.

Ruby’s general practice 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 violence, drugs, fraud and firearms. She has conducted trials of attempted murder and rape at the Central Criminal Court as sole junior counsel and is known for her sensitivity and ability to handle vulnerable and young witnesses and Clients.

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


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Ruby Selva15 New Bridge StreetVery assured; juries warm to her advocacy style. Her preparation is second to none. She knows the minute detail of case very early in the proceedings which clients find reassuring. Clients take to her instantly. She is extremely tenacious and determined in getting the best result. They trust her judgement in tactical decisions.