Ruth is a Professional Support Lawyer 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 the Vigil Risk Management service and the Employment team’s quarterly newsletter, including ad-hoc e-bulletins when important developments arise, amongst 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. She also produces the firm’s briefs and updates in employment law, including for the wider press, and is responsible for employment law know-how.
Ruth prepares resources for a broad spectrum of clients mostly from the private and not-for-profit sectors.
Ruth qualified as a solicitor into the firm’s Employment law team in 2001 after training with the firm.
- Professional Support Lawyers' Employment Network
- Employment Lawyers' Association
- Ruth has significant experience pitching and preparing articles on Employment law for the regional and national press and in particular national HR publications such as People Management, Personnel Today and Payroll World. She is responsible for the Employment team's submission of legal articles to HR, regional, and national press.
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 headline changes from 6 April 2020 to Statements of Employment Particulars are not rocket science – but the devil is most definitely in the detail of the legislation. We...Read More
In September 2019 an employee in New Zealand was accompanied to a redundancy meeting by a clown who made balloon animals. New Zealand law allows employees to take a friend or...Read More
‘Protected conversations’ – when can pre-termination settlement negotiations be revealed to an Employment Tribunal?
Protected conversations were introduced back in 2013. They were designed to enable both employers and employees to initiate a confidential discussion about bringing employment to an end without fear of...Read More