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

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.”

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

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

    The Legal 500

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 and 2017).

Admitted to the Bar of the Bahamas (2020).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association

Languages

French, Irish

BSB Registration

Dr Ruth Anne Jordan

VAT Number

801961934

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... 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