A team player who arranges the best social events, mentors the younger members of the team and is happy to undertake the administration tasks for the department.
Having joined Smith Partnership in 2013 as the Head of Business & Personal Insolvency, I have over 14 years of experience advising clients on insolvency matters where I demonstrated my proficiency for dealing with a variety of complex insolvency issues.
On a day-to-day basis I deal with a range of insolvency queries, helping clients, including employees, get to the bottom of both corporate and personal insolvency problems.
I also do a lot of work in an advisory capacity providing help and guidance to Directors and companies on issues including: administrations, members’ voluntary liquidations, creditors’ voluntary liquidations, compulsory liquidations and company voluntary arrangements.
Alongside this I act on behalf of Directors in providing advice on antecedent transactions, such as preference claims, transactions at an undervalue, wrongful trading, and dispositions of property.
I also advise individuals on bankruptcy matters, including dealing with the matrimonial home when the joint owner is made bankrupt.
I also regularly act on behalf of office holders and insolvency practitioners in relation to issues arising out of corporate or personal insolvency cases.
I play netball for a local team, enjoy taking my dog (and husband) on long walks and spend any spare time gardening.
“Smith Partnership offers an outstanding service with Ruth Ball demonstrating in-depth legal knowledge, together with displaying excellent commercial acumen, delivered in a structured and proactive manner.” - Dean Nelson, Smith Cooper
“I find Smith Partnership, in particular Ruth Ball, to be a pro-active, responsive legal firm, providing a highly professional and cost effective service." - Jill Howsam, Corporate Financial Solutions
“The reasoning behind our choice to switch our legal requirements to Smith Partnership was further endorsed by our introduction to Ruth Ball. Ruth has been a major asset at a time where our rapidly growing company needs a reassuring and strong approach in challenging situations. This has provided a considerable level of confidence at a crucial time.” - Darren Adams, Bridgefast Finance Limited