LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow
Dip.L.P. University of Glasgow
Professional liability and regulation
Public and fatal accident inquiries
Public law, including judicial review and human rights
Ruth's areas of practice include judicial review, proceeds of crime, professional negligence, insurance litigation, personal injury and property disputes.
Ruth came to the Bar on completion of her post as Legal Assistant to the Lord President. She quickly established and has maintained an extensive and varied civil practice in which she has conducted cases at all stages of the legal process. Ruth is regularly instructed in lengthy and complex cases, requiring a disciplined and committed approach to case preparation and presentation. She appears in cases involving a wide range of complicated legal and factual issues and demonstrates an aptitude for quickly mastering, and ably presenting, the issues. Ruth was an ad hoc Advocate Depute (2010-2016) and has been a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government since 2012. She is currently Second Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2016 - present). She is also Chair of the Fitness to Practice Panel of the SSSC (2017-present).