Ruwena Khan – Barrister
Deputy District Judge – North Eastern Circuit
BPTC BPP Tutor – Leeds
I was born in Cheshire and studied at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls where I undertook A Levels in Maths, French, History and General Studies. I participated in as many extra-curricular activities as I could throughout my education including team sports, athletics, drama, music, debating, Model United Nations, mock trials, photography and magazine editing. Every individual and team pursuit gave me additional skills that I have found gave me a great grounding for the years ahead.
I studied Law in Manchester for three years and continued sporting and public speaking activities, such as Mooting, and was a mentor for younger students. I also became a Summer School Tutor, coaching students from under-privileged and non-legal backgrounds in preparation for a Criminal Mock Trial.
I attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London to study on the Bar Vocational Course (now known as the Bar Professional Training Course). I was a Volunteer with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice and was on the Mooting Committee for the Inner Temple.
I undertook a common law Pupillage at Zenith Chambers in Leeds from 2005-2006, gaining an understanding of Family, Crime and Civil law before commencing my own practice. I now specialise in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law, spending time as both a trial advocate and advising in serious injury cases. I joined Park Square Barristers in 2020 and am on the Pupillage Committee.
I was appointed a Deputy District Judge in early 2019 and spend numerous days per month sitting predominantly in County Courts in South Yorkshire and the Humberside.
Since 2012 I have been teaching on the BPTC at the BPP in Leeds as a Freelance Tutor, teaching classes in Advocacy, Written Skills and Civil Litigation.
In 2020 I qualified as an IMI Mediator, accredited by Phoenix Dispute Solutions.
Outside of the profession, I love yoga, running, hiking, Latin dance and, when energy allows, cycling! I have had a halting return to playing hockey. I am an avid reader and enjoy art classes working in all mediums, but particularly love watercolour painting. I am a cooking and baking enthusiast, but more importantly I love eating – good food, great company and I am supremely happy!
Sectors worked in and routes taken:
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
The University of Manchester – Law LLB (Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law – Barrister-At-Law
Deputy District Judge
BPTC Freelance Tutor