Ruth is a highly experienced Professional Support Lawyer for the Employment, Pensions, Benefits and Immigration (EPBI) Group providing guidance for clients and the Employment law team, and keeping them up to date with the fast pace of change in employment law.
Main areas of practice
Her work includes writing all content and updates for Blake Morgan’s subscriber-based Vigil Risk Management website and writing website articles for the EPBI team’s quarterly newsletter, including ad-hoc e-bulletins for important developments and other client resources.
Having set up the Vigil website, she continues to maintain it, drafting its precedent contracts, policies, letters, guidance for managers and regular legal update bulletins.
Ruth organises and is a regular contributor to the firm’s articles on employment law developments for HR publications such as People Management, HR Magazine and Personnel Today. She is responsible for employment law know-how within the team to keep them ahead of the curve, including monthly training and producing/keeping up to date legal documents for employment lawyers to use.
Her insight into forthcoming employment law developments makes her a key contributor to team Business Development initiatives.
Ruth prepares resources for a broad spectrum of clients mostly from the private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to becoming a Professional Support Lawyer she gained excellent experience acting for a very wide range of organisations with day-to-day assistance, advising on and drafting settlement agreements, contractual documentation, handbooks and large-scale redundancies.
Ruth gained a First Class Honours BA at Durham University in Modern Languages (French and German), and completed her PGDip Law and PGDip Legal Practice in Bristol. Ruth qualified as a solicitor in the firm’s employment law team in 2001 after training with the firm. She spent over four years working remotely for the firm in Spain during which time she became fluent in Spanish.
- Professional Support Lawyers' Employment Network
- Employment Lawyers' Association
- Employment and HR aspects of data protection law including the GDPR, UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
- Detailed changes to employment contracts required by the Employment Rights Act 1996 since April 2020
As well as preparing and updating client documents for the Vigil website, Ruth maintains documents within the Employment law team’s know-how database.
She supports the Employment law team and sector services to clients with updates and interpretations of the latest legal developments, and contributes to wider debates on Employment law issues including government consultations.
Ruth has a degree in French and German and is also fluent in Spanish.
Insights by Ruth
The Government has recently published details about the new right to carer's leave. Many employees also having caring responsibilities and so will welcome the announcement that there will be a...Read More
Much has been made in the press of the Government's Consultation, published on 23 September, on a proposed "day one" Right to Request Flexible Working. However, also tucked away in...Read More