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