Ruth Christy

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023 8085 7374

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.

Contact details

023 8085 7374

  • Professional Support Lawyers' Employment Network
  • Employment Lawyers' Association

Significant Experience

  • 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.

Additional Expertise

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


19 June - Ruth Christy

This article was first published by Employee Benefits on 18 June. Under the Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, from 6 April 2020 every new employee and worker will...

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27 March - Ruth Christy

Last year employers with 250 or more employees published their first Gender Pay Reporting figures, with deadlines of 30 March for the public sector and 4 April for the private...

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7 February - Ruth Christy

We look at the Government's latest consultation on increased protection for parents, especially new and expectant mothers. It was back in 2016 that the Women and Equalities Committee called for...

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