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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7404 1313
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Bristol, London, Manchester

Ruth Brander

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Ruth specialises in civil actions against the police, public law, prisoners' rights, inquests, international law and appellate crime. She has a particular interest in the rights of protestors and of vulnerable, young or mentally disordered detainees. She regularly represents bereaved families at inquests and in civil proceedings. She is currently instructed on behalf of more than 40 critical mass cycle ride participants in claims against the Metropolitan Police for wrongful arrest on the evening of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Her Supreme Court work includes R (T) v Metropolitan Police Commissioner concerning police retention of personal data and R (ROberts) v Metropolitan Police Commissioner concerning the lawfulness of police powers to stop and search under s.60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. She acted for the claimant in the judicial review that led to the establishment of the independent review into the self-inflicted deaths of 18-24 year olds in custody. Her international work includes regular instructions in death penalty cases from the Caribbean and she is currently advising the Human Dignity Trust on challenging the Jamaican law criminalising sexual relations between consenting adult men.

Career

Called 2001; Middle Temple. Publications of note: editor of Atkins Court Forms Malicious Prosecution title (2014); co-editor of Atkins Court Forms, Trespass to the Person volume (2011); co-editor of the Prisons and Prisoners section of Halsbury's Laws of England (5th edition); co-author of The Law of Public Order and Protest (OUP 2010); Human Rights and the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime, edited by Jonathan Cooper OBE and Madeleine Colvin [OUP 2009].

Languages

Conversational French.

Education

Girton College, Cambridge (1995, MA, philosophy); College of Law (2000, PGDip, law); Inns of Court School of Law (2001).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Ruth Brander - Doughty Street ChambersParticularly good on complex legal issues.

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Ruth Brander - Doughty Street ChambersParticularly good on complex legal issues. Very thorough in her case preparation.

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