Ruth Grant

Ruth Grant

Partner, London

Email ruth.grant@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2207

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupLitigation

A partner in our London office, Ruth Grant focuses on dispute resolution work in the fields of product liability and professional liability/negligence.

Ruth has a broad litigation background based on over 30 years' experience handling disputes for a variety of commercial clients in the High Court in London and working with U.S. lawyers in proceedings in the U.S. for UK clients. With extensive involvement of over 15 years in tobacco-related litigation in the UK, the U.S., and in a number of British Commonwealth jurisdictions, Ruth has a wealth of knowledge on managing complex cross-border litigation and the evidential issues that can arise. Ruth has specific skills in relation to disclosure/discovery and privilege. Ruth is also responsible for Hogan Lovells' own professional indemnity matters.

Former London Managing Partner (2005-2009), firm People Development Partner (2009-2015), and board member (2015-2018), Ruth chairs Hogan Lovells Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Ruth was a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority inaugural Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (2015-2017) and the Law Society's Women Lawyers Division Steering Committee (2013-2017) and is a member of the City of London Law Society Training Committee.

Ruth is the 2016 winner of The Law Society of England and Wales' Woman Lawyer of the Year.

Awards and recognitions


Woman Lawyer of the Year
The Law Society of England and Wales

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Bristol, 1980


Chartered Insurance Institute

City of London Law Society Training Committee

City of London Solicitors' Company

Representative experience

Acting for solicitors in negligence proceedings arising from the conduct of litigation.

Advice on asbestos liability issues in relation to formerly nationalised industry.

Advice on product liability litigation in various British Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Acting for UK multi-national in respect of U.S. racketeering allegations.

Advice on UK Companies Act investigation pursuant to s447 Companies Act 1985.

Defence of UK multi-national in US price fixing proceedings.

Acting for European multi-national in group litigation relating to discriminatory UK tax regime.

Acting for UK multi-national in proceedings pursuant to the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979.

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