Ruwena Khan > Chambers of Richard Wright QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Wright QC
Park Square Barristers
6 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2LW
England
Ruwena Khan photo

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Ruwena is a Legal 500 Leading Junior in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law, recommended as being “extremely capable”, “highly experienced across a range of personal injury matters” and having “strong legal knowledge”. Ruwena has been recently appointed Deputy District Judge (North Eastern Circuit, 2019).

Ruwena is a thorough and robust advocate with extensive experience acting for both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving difficult and complex issues of fraud and causation, including clinical negligence and industrial disease trials requiring cross-examination of medico-legal and engineering experts on both surgical and technical issues.  Alongside her court work she also has a busy paper practice and regularly prepares written advices on liability and quantum and drafts pleadings.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease Disputes
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Road Traffic Disputes
  • Credit Hire Claims
  • Costs Disputes
  • CRU Appeals

Ruwena has vast experience in providing Seminars tailored to the needs and requirements of all levels of legal and medical professionals, from case workers to Partners. In addition to in-House lectures and Chambers Seminars, Ruwena has been invited to speak as a returning guest lecturer for the Liverpool Law Society and at AvMA. Recent Seminars include:

  • LVI and Fraudulent Claims
  • Costs – Key Issues
  • New Rules on Disclosure, Witness Statements, Expert Evidence and Everything Inbetween
  • Multiple Injury Claims and Valuation
  • An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Consent in Clinical Negligence Claims

Career

Called 2005

Appointments:
2012 – present
Advocacy, Written Skills, Civil Litigation and Professional Ethics Freelance Tutor – Bar Professional Training Course, BPP, Leeds

2013 – 2016
Chairperson – Leeds Unicef Group

2019
Deputy District Judge

Languages

Bengali (fluent)
French (fluent)
German (conversational)
Italian (basic)

Memberships

Inner Temple
North Eastern Circuit
Personal Injury Bar Association
The Leeds & West-Yorkshire Medico-Legal Society.

Education

Advocacy Training Council Accredited

2001 – 2004
LLB (Hons), University of Manchester

2004 – 2005
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Ruwena Khan Park Square BarristersExperienced in both claimant and defendant work.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

Park Square Barristers‘ family team is most notable for its work in complex care proceedings, though members are instructed across the full range of public and private law matters, including family finance. According to clients, the team is a ‘first-choice set‘ for family law matters on the circuit. Martin Todd joined the set from Dere Street Barristers in March 2019, along with Andrew Wilson, Mark Henley  and Ruwena Khan   – all from Zenith Chambers – in March 2020.