Ruth is a nationally renowned lawyer.
Ruth has lived and worked in Chapeltown, Leeds, for most of her life, and is as passionate about the needs and rights of her community today as she has ever been.
She has developed a national reputation for work within and outside the community, notably defending victims of domestic violence and those facing injustice by virtue of race, gender or political belief.
Ruth now specialises in inquest law, in particular representing the families of those who have died in custody. She is recognised for her advocacy in this field and is one of the Country’s foremost inquest lawyers. She is regularly instructed by the national charity Inquest.
A year after qualifying as a solicitor Ruth became involved in defending 6 of the “Bradford 12”, young Asian defendants charged, and subsequently acquitted, of conspiracy with intent to endanger life, alongside Gareth Pierce who represented the other six. Other trials have involved serious drug offences, and a high profile terrorism case.
In terms of her Inquest work, she has acted over many years for Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder who died in Hull Police Station, and, alongside other members of the firm, for three families whose loved ones died at Hillsborough.