I joined the firm as a Partner and Head of the Family Department in June 1999 and subsequently trained as mediator and collaborative lawyer.
As a Partner and department head, I primarily work in cases involving high net worth individuals, represent CEOs of large companies and plcs, leading sports people, property developers and local entrepreneurs. I am also used to working with accountants and IFAs to get the best results for clients and have expertise dealing with high value cohabitee disputes.
My life outside the office includes spending time with my family, which includes two teenage children. I also like to read, go for walks with the dog and enjoy yoga, cycling and socialising in Derby.
Ruth at a glance…
Areas of expertise:
Financial issues arising from relationship breakdown
Dispute resolution through collaborative process and mediation
Local professional memberships:
Derby Law Society Family committee
Derby Family Justice Council
Legal 500 quote:
"Smith Partnership is well regarded for both public law children and financial remedy work. Ruth Jones is sensitive but forthright, and doesn’t waste costs in pursuing blind alleys"