Ruth Graham > BLM > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Personal injury


Ruth is a partner and head of BLM’s transport unit. She handles motor, EL and PL catastrophic injury claims associated in particular with transport (bus and coach), also multi-party road traffic accidents in foreign jurisdictions She is Client Relationship Partner for one of BLM’s top 10 clients. She is lead editor on Bingham and Berrymans’ Personal Injury Motor Claims Cases.Ruth was a nominee Insurance Lawyer of the year 2020. Recent notable cases Court of Appeal Farley v Buckley and Evitt v Burton


Trained A W Mawer; qualified 1983; Ricksons, Preston/Manchester 1985-88; Lace Mawer 1988; partner 1991; Former Chair Person Manchester Young Solicitors Group, Former Council Member Manchester Law Society.


French, Spanish.


Confederation of Passenger Transport; Freight Transport Association; accredited mediator; member Northern Circuit Joint Settlement Group Working Group; FOIL; Manchester Law Society.


Bury Grammar School (Girls); Liverpool University (1980 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1981).


Yoga, gym, walking, rugby, cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Ruth GrahamBLM

BLM‘s defendant clinical negligence practice is known for its expertise in delay of diagnosis of cancer claims, surgical claims (particularly neurosurgery), wrongful birth, brain injury claims, dental negligence and ophthalmic treatments. Sarah Woodwark heads the practice. Chris Dexter is particularly recommended for claims in a prison healthcare context. The firm’s personal injury department handles occupational disease claims, catastrophic injury, abuse claims, and employers’ liability claims. The department has a dedicated motor practice. Jonathan Clay, Joanne Francis, Simon Jones and Stuart Furniss head the team, which also includes Ruth Graham, Andrew Kerr, David Spencer and Lauren Gosnell, as well as ‘thorough and clever‘ associate Nicola Overmire.

North West > Transport

BLM specialises in personal injury, commercial, environmental and recovery claims in the coach, rail, tram, air and haulage sectors. The team handles matters including pre-litigation claims, driving prosecutions, public enquiries, credit hire, health and safety prosecutions, inquests, fraud and cost claims. Ruth Graham heads the team and specialises in catastrophic injury claims arising out of bus and coach accidents at home and abroad.