Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick

PRACTICE AREAS

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

Ruaraidh commenced pupillage in October 2017 and was offered tenancy in July 2018. He now accepts instructions in Cloisters' core practice areas.

Overview

Ruaraidh accepts instructions across all areas of Chambers’ work, including commercial, employment, discrimination, public law and human rights, regulatory and professional discipline, sports law, personal injury and clinical negligence.
Ruaraidh has experience acting for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal, County Court, High Court and acting as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. He has acted in complex and high value discrimination cases. Ruaraidh has recently been instructed in a worker status and state immunity matter, representing a claimant security guard against a London based foreign embassy.

Ruaraidh also acts for claimants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including acting in fast track trials, assisting with catastrophic injury cases, and advising on merits and quantum.

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

Awards

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

Qualifications

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