Ruth Jordan


Year of Call: 2001

She is very creative and industrious, as well as very knowledgeable. She works very hard to achieve clients’ objectives.” “She is very intelligent, very hard-working, and has a great understanding of the landscape applied to English law.

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Practice Overview

Ruth has an eclectic practice which covers litigation, drafting and advisory work across the areas of tax litigation, insolvency, trusts, charities and public law. She appears frequently on these matters (led and unled) in the High Court, Tax Tribunals, Court of Appeal and Privy Council. Ruth has a strong offshore practice in the areas of chancery commercial litigation and administrative and public law and is heavily involved in a long-running series of judicial review and constitutional proceedings in The Bahamas.

Ruth’s government work is predominantly in the areas of tax and trusts: she appeared for HMRC in the Supreme Court appeals in Pitt v Holt and Futter v Futter; and is currently instructed by HMRC in a series of matters on appeal to the Court of Appeal on the application of transfer pricing rules to shareholder transactions and the meaning of ‘loss’ for corporation tax purposes.

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  • “Practical, commercial and collaborative, she works very well with instructing solicitors.”

    Legal 500, 2019
  • She’s technically excellent, very able, reliable and an excellent all-round advocate.

    Chambers & Partners 2018
  • Very creative and industrious, she works hard to achieve clients’ objectives.

    Legal 500, 2017

Education & Qualifications

BA (First Class) Trinity College Dublin

M Phil Christ’s College, Cambridge

Ph D Christ’s College, Cambridge

PgDL, City University

Appointments

Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) (2007).

Junior Counsel for the DTI in Directors’ Disqualification directions hearings (2003-2006).

Admitted ad hoc to the Bar of the Turks and Calcos Islands (2012).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association

Languages

French, Irish

BSB Registration

Dr Ruth Anne Jordan

VAT Number

801961934

News & Events

  • News

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women. In 2019, the themes are to... Read More

    News

    Litigation Conference - London

    Serle Court hosted a very successful litigation conference in London on 22nd of September. Thirty one Serle Court members... Read More

  • Events

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Governance of Charitable Companies Seminar

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    London Offshore Litigation Conference: a Global Perspective on Offshore Litigation

    Location: Ironmongers' Hall, London EC2Y 8AA Read More