Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick


Clinical Negligence | Discrimination & Equality | Employment | Human Rights | Personal Injury | Regulatory

Ruaraidh commenced pupillage in October 2017 and was offered tenancy in July 2017. He now operates his own practice and accepts instructions in all of Cloisters’ practice areas.


Prior to pupillage, Ruaraidh had a background in legal academics, lecturing in employment, equalities, and human rights law at the University of Middlesex in Dubai and tutoring in public and administrative law at the University of Glasgow.

Previously, Ruaraidh worked as an intern at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law as a researcher on the centre's ‘Constitutional Crossroads' paper and as a Campaign Fellow on the 2012 Obama presidential re-election campaign.

In his first six, Ruaraidh assisted in the preparation for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and in complex employment and discrimination proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.

Ruaraidh is currently supervised by Sheryn Omeri. He was previously supervised by Martin Seaward, Anna Beale and Daniel Lawson.


Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple - BPTC
Award from the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow – CPE

Appointments and memberships

Bar Human Rights Committee
Free Representation Unit


LLB (Hons) (1st Class), the University of Glasgow
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, the University of Glasgow
LLM (Distinction), the London School of Economics
CPE and BPTC, City Law School