I am a Medical Negligence Solicitor based in Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office.
I graduated from Newcastle University before undertaking my Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Leeds and training at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office. While in Sheffield, I also became the Social Responsibility Representative for the Sheffield Junior Lawyers Division.
I run a variety of cases encompassing all aspects of clinical negligence claims including:
- Orthopaedic injuries
- General surgery claims
- GP negligence
- Cancer cases
- Fatal injuries.
I have experience of helping people claim against both the NHS and individual medical practitioners such as GP's, dentists, and private doctors.
As well as running my own caseload, I work with colleagues on their most serious cases, such as brain injuries.
I also undertake pro bono work at the Manchester University Legal Advice Clinic.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I've had a passion for the law ever since studying it at the age of 16. I also always wanted to do a job that involved helping others. Pursuing a career as a Medical Negligence lawyer seemed to be an obvious fit.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Securing compensation for clients that you know will hugely improve their lives.
What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?
I like being part of a National Team with a wealth of knowledge and resources available at our fingertips. It's also great to work with a like-minded, friendly bunch of people who all have the same objective: to do the best we can for our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I get chance, I enjoy travelling and skiing. Back at home, I enjoy going to fitness classes, ice skating, and spending time with my friends and family.
"[Ruth] was very approachable, listened to my concerns, she then took the time to explain the process and at what stage we were at. Ruth put a lot of time and hard work in to achieving a settlement for me. Big thank you to Ruth and the staff at Irwin Mitchell for all your help. regards Mr J Spinks." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Ruth was professional and compassionate at all times. I was kept up to date throughout and I was given great advice. Ruth’s knowledge and understanding regarding the details of my case were outstanding and she has excellent attention to detail. I can’t thank Ruth and her team enough for their service." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Fantastic service throughout my claim with Irwin Mitchell. Ruth Thomas handled it with 100 commitment and professionalism. Always there to help speed things up and answer any questions I had. Also her co worker Rebecca Dawson who helped alongside Ruth. They aimed to get the best for me from the beginning and I can’t say how happy I am with there service. I would recommend them and Irwin Mitchell to anyone." - 5* Trustpilot Review
"I cannot speak too highly of Ruth our solicitor who handled everything in a kind and sympathetic manner. She regularly updated us on the progress of the case. The results of her efforts was a settlement which will more than cover the restorative treatment required as a result of the negligence." - read full 5* Trustpilot review
"I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell Solicitors to deal with any clinical negligence claims. Ruth Thomas dealt with my case she was very knowledgeable and professional, I trusted her advice. She was very patient with me and explained everything thoroughly. As soon as she had any new information I was told immediately. She went the extra mile to relieve me of any added stress to the upsetting situation. The staff at Irwin Mitchel are very personable and empathetic and their kindness made the process a lot easier.
Due to their experience and knowledge we went on to win the case." - 5* Trustpilot review