I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Southampton. I act on behalf of people who have sustained life changing injuries in accidents. These accidents may be road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents that occurred on other people's land or properties, or accidents involving animals.
I have a special expertise in acting for people who have sustained brain injuries and amputations. My focus for my clients is to ensure that they have the support and rehabilitation they need to make the best possible recovery.
I also act for people who have lost a loved one as a result of an accident to ensure that they are supported for the future.
"She has good judgment and a really efficient approach." – Chambers & Partners 2015
"Ruth has been superb... contacting her has never been a problem, (despite 2 lockdowns) whenever a particular course of action or treatment has been suggested or needed it Ruth has fully explained it, given us advice and options and helped us through the process. Her patience has been unimaginable to the point whereby I sometimes feel that I must have become her most annoying client, not that she ever gives an inkling that might be the case." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I wish that accident had never happened. But I think that I am so lucky to stay alive and meet my solicitor Ruth Johnson. I would always recommend Irwin Mitchell."- 5* Trustpilot review
"I have been very happy with all the work that Irwin Mitchell has done and the outcome of my claim. Ruth Johnson is a true professional at this and has been thorough and efficient throughout dealing with my claim, she truly has been a star and always kept me updated with things and got the ball rolling with things for my needs. I am so glad I came to Irwin Mitchell and would be happy to use this solicitors again."- 5* Trustpilot review
"I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell ,the service I have received is outstanding, I have to mention at this point who has been absolutely fantastic and a credit to your company ,that is the lovely Ruth Johnson ."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Not only were they unbelievably thorough in everything they did, but they showed true empathy to me at every stage. They were genuinely concerned at my recovery as well as ensuring that I received the compensation I was due. My solicitor was Ruth Johnson. If she is a reflection of their standards then you'll definitely be in good hands with Irwin Mitchell. She even went above and beyond, offering advice to my Aunt in relation to a completely separate matter! If your decision is simply which solicitor to instruct then trust me, do not look anywhere else." - 5* Trustpilot review
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 and enabling people to access rehabilitation when they need it within the litigation process. Seeing the difference that timely rehabilitation can make it so rewarding.
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 spending time with my young family and getting out in the great outdoors.
I am a proud trustee of Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. They provide support to people with brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury, their family members, carers, and interested professionals.
I've blogged for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers on the importance of regulation for the hairdressing industry.
I've contributed to the publication Neuropsychological Aspects of Brain Injury Litigation, published December 2022: P.Moore, S.Brifcani and Worthington. Published by Routledge.
Stress Relief: Discussion of Claimant Stress In Brain Injury Litigation: Ruth Johnson and Dr Phil Moore: APIL Focus February 2022.
I've also written articles for Irwin Mitchell's Personal Injury Insights on topics including the rise of e-scooters in Portsmouth and pedestrian and cyclist safety around proposed Highway Code changes.