Ruth Johnson

Associate

Biography

I am an Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Southampton. I act for people who have suffered serious injuries in a wide variety of circumstances. This can be through road traffic accidents, accidents at work, as a result of defective products and those that occur on land owned by others. I have a special interest in claims that result in extensive scarring.

"She has good judgment and a really efficient approach." - Chambers & Partners 2015

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

After reading Law at university in England and Canada I knew that a career as a solicitor was for me. I was drawn to the impact that the law has on day to day life, which is so clearly seen when people are injured through no fault of their own.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Guiding people through the claims process to achieve a settlement that makes a difference.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working with other like minded professionals who put the client at the heart of work undertaken.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy trekking, climbing mountains and running marathons. I am hoping to tackle the Portsmouth Marathon this year. When I am not halfway up a mountain I enjoy spending time with my family. 

I am a proud trustee of the WetWheels Foundation. WetWheels provides the opportunity for disabled and disadvantaged people to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way through specifically modified, fully accessible powerboats. It is a successful concept developed and pioneered by disability sports ambassador Geoff Holt MBE.

Publications

I've blogged for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers on the importance of regulation for the hairdressing industry.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 29/12/2015
    1,000 Local Schoolchildren Support Portsmouth FC And #SaferJourneys This Winter

    “This was a great opportunity for us to work alongside Pompey in the Community which does such great work to make sure that children of Portsmouth are aware of what they need to do to stay safe on the roads. “The training was delivered to approximately 1,000 pupils during the course of the week and the winning entries from the competition were fabulous. It was a pleasure to see them all enjoying themselves on at Fratton Park. “In our work we see the devastating and life-changing impact collisions on the road can have on those involved and that is why we’re running a #SaferJourneys campaign to help improve safety and raise awareness. “We’re asking children, friends and families to find time to review the A-Z and follow these simple messages when ice and snow starts to appear around the country in the New Year.”

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  • 01/12/2015
    South Coast Law Firm Visits Portsmouth Schools To Promote #SaferJourneys

    “This was a great opportunity for us to work alongside PITC who do such great work to make sure that the children of Portsmouth are aware of what they need to do to stay safe on the roads. “In our work we see the life-changing impact collisions on the road can have on those involved and Brake’s Road Safety Week plays an important role in improving safety and reducing the likelihood of accidents. “Our #SaferJourneys campaign aims to raise awareness of road safety in the winter and we’re asking children, friends and families to find time to review the A-Z and follow these simple messages when ice and snow starts to appear around the country. “The training was delivered to approximately 1,000 pupils during the course of the week and we can’t wait to judge the entries into our competition.”

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  • 17/11/2015
    Southampton Lawyers Raising Money To Provide Adapted Kitchen At Riverside Centre, Newport

    “When I heard about what Headway IOW wanted to achieve not only for the group but for the wider community on the Isle of Wight it made sense to me to run the marathon to help them raise funds. “Through my work I am only too aware of the benefits of local support groups for rehabilitation. To assist Headway IOW in increasing the services they can offer is humbling.”

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  • 26/03/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Southampton To Host Dorset Netball Event For SSIT Charity

    “It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to come together and enjoy an afternoon of netball whilst raising funds for SSIT. “SSIT provides funds to individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries to allow them to access resources over and above that provided by the NHS. The individuals we act for are able to access additional resources through the claim. “This is not the case for everyone and we are therefore proud to support and help raise funds for a local charity that can provide assistance to those who cannot access additional equipment through any other means.”

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