Ruth specialises in all aspects of family law and started her legal career as a paralegal after graduating from university. After graduating from law school in Newcastle she went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2004. Ruth joined Rothera Dowson in 2009 before they merged with Sharp Young and Pearce to form Rothera Sharp in 2016.
Since 2010 Ruth has been an accredited specialist in private law children matters and in domestic abuse where urgent protective remedies are required and demonstrates specialist knowledge in these areas. She recently achieved re-accreditation in early 2016.
Ruth specialises in all aspects of family law and also has experience in specialist cases including clients undergoing transgender-realignment surgery, domestic violence cases and where children have been removed from the jurisdiction. Ruth also deals with the breakdown of relationships and the associated settlement of financial matters. In addition to this Ruth is an experienced advocate and can also advise on legal aid particularly in relation to matters concerning children and victims of domestic violence.
She describes her approach as straight-forward, honest and centred around making clients feel comfortable, she also tries to support the client to access additional referral services such as Women’s Aid and counselling where possible.
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Resolution Accredited Specialist in private law children & domestic abuse
Areas of Specialism
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Publicly Funded Work
"Ruth was professional, reassuring and gave me great advice. I felt totally reassured that she was doing the best for me and my son. She kept in contact with me throughout and gave me the confidence to attend court myself. I would definitely recommend Ruth-absolutely brilliant, again!"