Year of Call: 1994
University College Cork, Ireland BCL
London School of Economics, LLM Employment and Personal Injuries
London Metropolitan University, CPE Constitutional and Land Law
Inns of Court School of Law, BL
BL (Irl) Kings Inns, Dublin 2004.
Qualified Collaborative Lawyer
Qualified Family and Commercial Mediator
Working knowledge of French and Irish
Ruth has practised exclusively in family law for more than 15 years. The breadth of her practice is reflected in the reported cases in which she has been involved. The bulk of her practice is in the Family Division, including Court of Protection work. Ruth deals with all aspects of private and public family law including domestic and international abduction and stranding; wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction; complex family disputes concerning children; and care proceedings and adoption.
Having dual jurisdictional qualifications, Ruth also acts as an expert witness in Irish Family Law cases and has rights of audience before the Irish courts.
Ruth has lectured for the London Safeguarding Children’s Board and for the Counter Terrorism Unit (SO15) as well as in-house lectures; and more generally in commercial and academic institutes and for the Family Law Bar Association. Her academic lecturing included five years as a part time lecturer in Human Rights law at the University of London. Ruth has contributed to Sky News on family law and practice-related topics and has participated in training DVDs and podcasts for family lawyers.
Outside of work Ruth enjoys tennis, spinning, film, wine, music, family and watching rugby.
Affiliate Member of Resolution