Ruth Bundey


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  • Criminal Law
  • Inquests

Ruth is a nationally renowned lawyer

Qualified: 1980

Ruth has lived and worked in Chapeltown for most of her life and is as passionate about the needs and interests of her community today as she has ever been

She has developed a national reputation for work within and outside the community, notably defending victims of domestic violence and those facing injustice by virtue of race, gender or political belief.

Ruth specialises in inquest law, in particular representing the families of those who have died in custody. She is recognised for her advocacy in this field and is one of the country’s foremost inquest lawyers. She is regularly instructed by the national charity “Inquest”.

Ruth’s work and reputation has recently led to her being nominated for the national award “Best Legal Aid Lawyer”.

Notable Cases

A year after qualifying as a solicitor Ruth became involved in defending 6 of the " Bradford 12" young asian Defendants charged, and subsequently acquitted, of conspiracy with intent to endanger life, alongside Gareth Peirce who acted for the other six. Other trials have involved serious drug offences, and a high profile terrorism case. For many years Ruth has also represented families who have lost a loved one in police or prison custody, including the inquest into the death of Christopher Alder on the floor of Hull Police Station, and she is currently involved in the Hillsborough Inquests where Harrison Bundey act for three families.

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