Ruby Sayed wins the City of London Elections

29 Mar 2017

One Pump Court would like to express a huge congratulations to Ruby Sayed – a campaigner for women’s rights and respected family barrister – who has won the recent City of London Elections, and will stand as a councillor representing the people who live and work in Farringdon Without.

Ruby and the Temple and Farringdon Together team will join the City of London Corporation, the square mile’s local authority and trustee of significant public and charitable assets including the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), Barbican Centre, Smithfield market, and 11,000 acres of open spaces such as Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest.

Ruby has focused her career on challenging the culture of child abduction, Forced Marriages and Honour Based Violence in Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities and Domestic Abuse both in London and further afield. Called to the Bar in 1999, she is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, Lawyers for Liberty and the Child Poverty Action Group, as well as being the Chairperson of the Asian Women’s Resource Centre (London), and a Trustee of Bury St Edmund’s Women’s Refuge (Suffolk). She is also a founding member of the Guild of Entrepreneurs.

Ruby stated that the Temple & Farringdon Together team of 10 candidates “believe in the principles of openness, transparency, equality & diversity and taking a ‘hands on’ and inclusive approach in representing all the people in the Ward.”

One Pump Court would like to wish Ruby all the best in her new position.

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