Ruth Jordan


Year of Call: 2001

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

Legal 500 2019

Practice Overview

Ruth's practice spans the spectrum of chancery litigation with particular emphasis recently on tax litigation, insolvency, trusts, charities and offshore work. She appears frequently (led and unled) in the High Court, Tax Tribunals, Court of Appeal and Privy Council. Ruth also has extensive experience of the offshore jurisdictions of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Jersey, and is currently advising the defendants in a multi-million dollar minority shareholder dispute and derivative claim relating to ownership of a Brazilian bank; property developers in a contractual dispute on appeal to the Privy Council from the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas; and owners and property management companies in relation to issues of construction of the legislation governing ownership and management of luxury resort complexes in the TCI.

Ruth is also on the Attorney-General's panel of counsel and her government work is predominantly in the areas of tax, trusts, insolvency and charities. She appeared for HMRC in the Supreme Court appeals in Pitt v Holt and Futter v Futter.

News & Events

  • 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

    News

    Commentary on the Supreme Court ruling in the joint appeals of Pitt v Holt and Futter v Futter

      Ruth Jordan, who acted as Junior Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs, comments on the significant judgment. The restricted... Read More

  • Events

    London Offshore Litigation Conference: a Global Perspective on Offshore Litigation

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

    Events

    Insolvency

    Location: Serle Court Read More

  • “an astonishingly thorough and user-friendly advocate”.

    Chambers and Partners 2014
  • “wins full market approval…winning the trust of solicitors “she really thinks round the issues, and has the ability to know where things might be going in a case.”

    Chambers & Partners 2010
  • “tipped for the top….“an intelligent operator who provides an objective judgement on knotty issues.”

    Chambers & Partners 2009

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

Awards

Chambers UK

Ranked - Leading Barrister

The Legal 500

Leading Individual

News & Events

  • 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

    News

    Commentary on the Supreme Court ruling in the joint appeals of Pitt v Holt and Futter v Futter

      Ruth Jordan, who acted as Junior Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs, comments on the significant judgment. The restricted... Read More

  • Events

    London Offshore Litigation Conference: a Global Perspective on Offshore Litigation

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

    Events

    Insolvency

    Location: Serle Court Read More