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. Ruth was a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government from 2012 and was Second Standing Junior to the Scottish Government from 2016 - 2020. On taking Silk she moved into Crown Office to become a full-time Advocate Depute. She is also Chair of the Fitness to Practice Panel of the SSSC (2017 - present).