Ruby Shrimpton practises across chambers’ main areas of expertise, with a particular focus on crime, public law, inquests and inquiries.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

Ruby is instructed to prosecute and defend in criminal cases at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court to the Court of Appeal.

She recently appeared as junior prosecution counsel in a murder trial at Croydon Crown Court (R v Patrick Beckley).

She is currently instructed for the first defendant in a major fraud and money laundering case valued by the Crown at over £56 million.

Public Law, Inquests and Inquiries overview

Ruby accepts instructions across all areas of public law. She has particular expertise in public inquiries and judicial review proceedings.

Ruby is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Metropolitan Police Service in the inquiry into the death of Dawn Sturgess (Salisbury poisoning), and in the Jermaine Baker inquiry. She is also instructed by Greater Manchester Police in the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry.

Ruby has a particular interest in international law and UN mechanisms. Before being called to the bar, she worked for the International Service for Human Rights, where she monitored and drafted submissions to sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.

In 2021 she represented an individual challenging his designation by the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee during his interview with the UN Ombudsperson.

Extradition overview

Ruby has appeared on behalf of requested persons in extradition cases in the Magistrates’ Courts. She has experience advising on appeals to the Administrative Court.

Professional Discipline overview

Ruby has experience in cases concerning regulatory enforcement and professional discipline, including cases before the Solicitors Regulation Authority and in relation to the police misconduct regulations.

Civil and Quasi-criminal Law overview

Ruby has extensive experience regarding applications for civil orders including sexual harm prevention orders, sexual risk orders, domestic violence prevention orders, closure orders, and gang injunctions. She is well placed to advise and represent individuals facing such applications.

Licensing overview

Ruby accepts instructions in licensing and regulatory matters. She is frequently instructed by Transport for London and provides training on the Licensing Act 2003 to local authorities and the licensed trade.

  • BPTC, Outstanding (placed first in year)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction (placed first in year)
  • BA History, University of Cambridge, First Class


  • Reid Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Ann Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Ede & Ravenscroft Legal Prize, Gray’s Inn
  • Prince of Wales Scholarship (and residential scholarship), Gray’s Inn
  • Best Professional Award, BPP Law School
  • David Karmel Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • King’s College Council Award, University of Cambridge
  • CPS Panel (General Crime) Level 2

Ruby previously worked for an MP as a researcher and speechwriter in the House of Commons. She later joined the organisation South London Cares, where she managed a community-building programme. She was formerly an intern at the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva. Immediately prior to commencing pupillage, Ruby completed an Amicus placement at the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs in Austin, Texas, where she assisted capital defence attorneys in post-conviction proceedings. She has volunteered extensively, including as an Appropriate Adult, FRU representative, and director of the Vocalise prison-debating programme. She is an Advocate Pro Bono Champion and regularly volunteers for Bail for Immigration Detainees.

I, Ruby Shrimpton, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at My Data Protection Policy can be found below.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, participating in the training of other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien. The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here. When I process data which has not be obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, ‘white listed’ by the EU or otherwise permitted by EU law (e.g. to the USA under the provisions of the ‘Privacy Shield’).

Under the GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services. A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide the legal services.

Rev 1.1 02.04.2019

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

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