Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke


Ruth practises in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.

She has wide-ranging experience of personal injury law, including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability. She frequently appears in claims within the MOJ Portal and in interim applications, often concerning multi-track cases and regularly conducts fast track trials. She is accustomed to advising in relation to liability, quantum and procedure and to drafting statements of case.

Ruth has particular experience in advising in relation to claims arising from negligent beauty treatments, including cases concerning hairdressing procedures and laser hair removal. She also has experience of fatal accident claims and of appearing on behalf of families at inquests.

Ruth is also a member of Chambers’ pain team and is keen to accept instructions in this area.

In the field of clinical negligence, Ruth has advised on cases concerning surgical, pharmaceutical and dental negligence as well as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. She has advised in relation to both liability and quantum and drafted statements of case. She also has experience representing families at at clinical-negligence based inquests and at pre-inquest review.

Year of Call: 2010


Areas of Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence

Ruth deals with all aspects of clinical negligence and is happy to act for both Claimants and Defendants. She is accustomed to giving advice in conference with experts and to providing written advice in relation to liability and quantum.



Ruth has appeared at a number of inquests and also at pre-inquest review. She has dealt mainly with deaths arising from road traffic accidents and from possible clinical negligence and has usually been instructed on behalf of the family.

Pain Syndromes

Pain Syndromes

Ruth is a member of Chambers’ pain team and is keen to expand this area of her practice.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Ruth’s serious injury practise is split between Claimant and Defendant work and covers all areas of the discipline, including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability. She is accustomed to dealing with all types of hearings, including interim applications, CCMCs, trials and hearings within the MOJ portal. She also regularly conducts conferences and provides written advice on liability and quantum and drafts pleadings.



Personal Injuries Bar Associations (PIBA)

The Northern Circuit

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple


Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding): Manchester Metropolitan University (2009-2010)

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction): Manchester Metropolitan University (2008-2009)

History MA (2:1) and MPhil: Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (2003-2007)

Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester (1995-2003)


Baron van de Heyden de Lancy Prize (Middle Temple, 2010)
Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple, 2009)
Pannone Prize (for achieving highest mark in year on GDL at MMU, 2009)
Levy Plumb Award for the Humanities (Christ’s College, 2003)

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