Ruth qualified in 2013 as a Chartered Legal Executive. She started her law career in 2000 and made the decision to move into the Family Law Department in 2001. Since that time Ruth has specialised in family law. Ruth now has in excess of 20 years experience and is a highly regarded and sought after Lawyer.
Ruth was formerly a Director and Head of the Family Department at her previous firms which were well known and highly reputable law firms based in Staffordshire. During her long career, Ruth has made numerous contacts whom she utilises to help secure the best result for her clients.
Ruth excels under pressure and is a confident and proactive Advocate with significant experience of dealing with Court Hearings from the First Appointment through to a Finding of Fact Hearing or Contested Final Hearing.
Ruths area`s of expertise include:
- Civil Partnership Dissolutions
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Cohabitation disputes
- Financial Proceedings
- Trusts of Lands Act Applications
- Child Arrangement Proceedings (Residence, Contact, Prohibited Steps etc)
- Parenting Plans / Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Pre-nuptuial Agreements
- Non-molestation / Occupation Proceedings (Injunctions)
- Special Guardianship Applications
- Parental Responsibility
- Paternity disputes
- Parent Alienation
- Care Proceedings (None Legal Aid)
- Change of Name Declarations (adults and children)
Ruth has a sympathetic and understanding approach to all matrimonial / family issues but remains assertive, proactive and focused at all times. Ruth consistently provides reasoned advice, offering practical solutions to each case in a client-focused and cost-effective manner.
Ruth is considered a highly sought after Family Lawyer specifically in cases involving aspects of domestic abuse or child neglect/abuse. For many years Ruth was involved in the vast majority of domestic abuse cases in the local Courts across Staffordshire, ultimately earning her the nickname "protector of the people".
Ruth`s services are highly sought after which has resulted in her client base spanning the Country. Ruth is able to accommodate clients from all area`s by using video conferencing facilities, phone and personally travelling for meetings or Court appearances if needs be although most Court Hearings are now dealt with by phone or Teams etc.
Prior to the start of her law career, Ruth worked in the security sector as a "Close Protection Operative" (AKA Bodyguard). Ruth worked for many well known and famous individuals. Indeed it was through this line of work that Ruth met her husband to whom she has now been happily married to for 18 years. Ruth has trained in several styles of martial arts since she was a teenager and now enjoys teaching those skills to her four children.