Ruth Powell Senior Associate

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“Ruth is excellent – very down-to-earth, level-headed, a good negotiator and tactician, and she's very good with her clients too”

Chambers and Partners 2018
Ruth is a Senior Associate and leader of our London Clinical Negligence team.

Main areas of practice

She has over 20 years experience of clinical negligence litigation and is a member of the AvMA specialist clinical negligence panel.

Ruth specialises in clinical negligence, and has a particular interest in cerebral palsy, maternal injury, catastrophic injury and fatal cases as well as plastic surgery, accident and emergency, care home, GP and surgical.


Ruth is particularly keen to help clients who are disadvantaged by virtue of their language, ethnicity, age, education, income or vulnerability. 


Articles by Ruth

Infertility in clinical negligence cases

In the News

Having a family of our own is a dream that so many of us have, often from a very early age.

Cosmetic surgery patient checklist – a good start but it doesn’t go far enough

In the News

The UK cosmetic surgery industry is booming with more patients than ever opting to go under the knife. Alongside the respected, responsible, well-qualified surgeons there has sprung up a worrying number of poorly-trained and often dangerous practitioners

Damages for a wrongly removed tooth

In the News

BL Claims acted for a woman who had a tooth wrongly removed by her dentist which left the patient needing more treatment to rectify the problem. Here is an overview of the case and the result.