Ruth Christy

Contact details

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


20 April - Ruth Christy

As the situation with regard to Government support and action is regularly changing, this article is periodically updated. Please contact one of our employment team lawyers for the latest position with...

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17 December - Ruth Christy

The year 2020 has been a tumultuous year in many respects. How will employers and HR professionals remember 2020? Coronavirus, lockdown, furlough, "unprecedented", "Teams/Zoom/Google Meet", a raft of new terms...

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16 November - Ruth Christy

Following the recent adverse publicity for university students regarding self-isolation and courses delivered online, some aspiring undergraduates may be rethinking a degree option. What alternatives can employers offer? The Government...

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