Very hard worker who is an extremely well organised and persuasive advocate. She isn’t afraid to get stuck in, and she fights her clients’ corner hard.
Ruth has a broad Chancery practice focused on litigation. The main areas of her practice are Trust and Estate disputes, Court of Protection and contentious Tax.
Ruth has appeared in (and cross-examined) in highly complex and valuable cases including the Ingenious tax-avoidance litigation, a film scheme concerning financing films such as Avatar, Life of Pi and Shaun of the Dead. The amount at stake is c. £1bn.
Ruth has represented the Attorney-General (unled) in the Court of Appeal in the high-profile Quan v Bray divorce litigation where the wife is seeking to break a Mauritian trust for the benefit of the endangered South China Tiger. 22 tigers live on the trust’s land in South Africa worth £25m.
Ruth regularly appears in the High Court and the Court of Protection where she is frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor.
Ruth has been appointed to the Attorney-General’s B Panel.