Ruth Broadbent


Ruth Broadbent

Call 2016 – Middle Temple


Ruth joined QEB Hollis Whiteman in September 2016 for an eighteen-month pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

During the first six months of pupillage Ruth assisted her pupil supervisor, Karen Robinson, in the preparation of a number of serious and complex cases including: a terrorism trial, part of which was heard in camera; the trial of two men alleged to have given cash to one of the suspects in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks and the trial of a company director charged with two counts of manslaughter and his company, charged with breaching s.6 of the HSWA, following the collapse of a large bi-fold door that killed two men.

Ruth regularly assists other members of Chambers with legal research and the preparation of cases on a diverse range of topics, including criminal and regulatory matters. Of particular note, Ruth has assisted members of Chambers with legal submissions on cheating the public revenue, routes of challenge to the decision of the CIMA disciplinary committee and witness anonymity applications.

Previous Experience

Prior to commencing pupillage, Ruth worked on the US Death Penalty Team at Reprieve. During her time there she worked on a number of individuals’ appeals against the death penalty as well as being part of the investigatory team on the Stop the Lethal Injection Project, which works to prevent the supply of lethal drugs to US prisons. During her legal studies, Ruth volunteered as a FRU Representative (Social Security) and taught debating to inmates in HMPs Holloway and Brixton.


Young Fraud Lawyers' Association


BA (Hons) English Literature and Language – University of Oxford (2013)
Diploma in French Language and Civilisation: Level B2.1 – Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) (2014)
Graduate Diploma in Law – City University (2015)
Bar Professional Training Course – BPP (Holborn) (2016)
Middle Temple Major Award (Malcolm Wright Scholarship) (2015)
BPP Pro-Bono and Social Justice Award (2015)
Middle Temple Roll of Honour for BPTC results (2016)


Ruth has undertaken training with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


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