Ruth graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2010 with a degree in Law and Criminology (LLB). After completing her Legal Practice Course in 2012 Ruth joined Wilkin Chapman as a paralegal and trained as a Police Station representative in the Crime Department.
Ruth qualified as a solicitor in 2015 having completed her training contract at a regional firm. Thereafter Ruth practiced at a national firm on the South coast until 2021 where she gained extensive experience in dealing with high value personal injury claims.
Ruth returned to Wilkin Chapman as a Senior Solicitor in 2021, working in the personal injury department. Ruth primarily represents service personnel bringing claims against the Ministry of Defence involving all types of claims, including injuries sustained on exercise and injuries sustained in theatre. Ruth also advises on the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).
In addition to military claims Ruth has particular experience in asbestos relates disease claims, representing clients (and their families) who have been negligently exposed to asbestos during the course of their employment and have subsequently developed diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis. In addition to bringing legal claims on their behalf, Ruth also advises on their state benefit entitlement, and is experienced in bringing claims through the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme.
Ruth recognises the difficulties that patients often face following their diagnosis/injury. Her knowledge in this field allows her to sign-post clients and their families to relevant non-legal services where necessary.
Ruth is an accredited Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.