"is an emerging force within the Court of Protection. She appears in gift and statutory will applications, and also handles lasting powers of attorney and deputyship claims.”
Chamber UK 2013 – Court of Protection
“ up-and-coming young junior, has represented clients up and down the land in recent years and is regarded as a barrister to watch in this area”
Chambers UK 2012 - Court of Protection
Ruth has a busy Traditional Chancery practice. She accepts instructions for both contentious and non-contentious work. Ruth regularly appears in the High Court and the Court of Protection where she is often instructed by the Official Solicitor. Ruth has spent time seconded to the private client department of a West End firm of solicitors.
Ruth is a member of the Attorney General's C Panel.
The core of Ruth’s practice is contentious probate and family provision claims including claims involving mutual wills and proprietary estoppel which she particularly enjoys. Ruth frequently acts in relation to administration disputes including the removal of trustees/personal representatives and claims involving allegations of breach of trust/duty. Ruth often advises in respect of the proper construction of wills and trusts and rectification. Ruth advises on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues in estates and trusts.
Recent experience includes
Ruth often undertakes work that involves cross border issues.
Ruth is one of the leading barristers of her level of seniority in Property and Affairs cases, although she also undertakes welfare claims. Ruth is often instructed by the Official Solicitor for example in statutory gift and statutory will cases. Ruth’s experience advising on capital taxation issues, and in drafting wills and trusts is particularly helpful in this area.
Ruth often appears in claims with aspects of fraud.
Chancery Bar Association
Ruth has taught company law on the Bar Vocational Course and has contributed to the Trust Quarterly Review and other professional journals. She has written headnotes for the Wills and Trusts Law Reports. She is the assistant editor of the Elder Law Journal and a correspondent for Private Client Business. Ruth lectures on all areas of her practice and in particular proprietary estoppel, mutual wills and family provision.
Graduated from Trinity Hall Cambridge, 2006, First class (Bateman Scholar)
Erskine Chambers Prize for Company Law
Called to the Bar 2007, Lincoln's Inn (Levitt Scholar)
Ruth is also a local authority governor of Duncombe Primary School in North Islington