“Ruth was very competent, friendly, informative and made every step of the process very clear. I can't speak highly enough of her or thank her enough for what she has done for me.”Client
“Ruth supported me very well throughout and really understood my points. She was very clear with explaining everything and represented me well in court, resulting in a positive outcome. Thank you, Ruth.”Client
Areas of law:
Crime and Investigation, Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court, Police Station, Motoring Solicitors
Ruth is a solicitor in the Magistrates Courts Team at our High Wycombe office. Before she joined Reeds, having attained her law degree, Ruth gained valuable practical experience in the field of criminal law working as a paralegal at OWN solicitors, before ultimately completing her qualifications to become a solicitor.
Now, as a duty solicitor at Reeds, Ruth advises and defends clients facing all manner of criminal offences, both at the police station and at the Magistrates Court. As a passionate advocate, Ruth specialises in the conduct of trials for a wide range of offences, and she is acutely skilled at acting for and advising clients detained at the police station.
An abundance of experience dealing particularly with vulnerable clients and those who suffer from mental health issues, ensures that each client’s unique needs are considered and met by Ruth. She is personable and approachable, with an excellent attitude to the provision of quality client care. Part of the high standard of service she delivers to clients comes not just from her natural organisational ability and the thorough preparation she undertakes of every hearing she deals with, but also her ability to excel under the pressure of negotiating and arguing unexpected and sometimes complex legal arguments that can often arise at Court.
R v W  – represented defendant charged with two burglaries and persuaded the Court in respect of both charges that the evidence of the Crown was not sufficient to convict. Following a half time submission of no case to answer the Court were persuaded that in respect of one of the charges they should stop the case. In respect of the second charge the Court found after considering closing arguments, that the evidence given by the Defendant was credible and that the prosecution case was not sufficient to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. The Defendant was therefore acquitted.
R v K  – secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with having failed to comply with a dispersal order served upon them by police, by arguing that the basis on which the order was served upon the defendant was erroneous and that the order was therefore unenforceable in law. The Court found that police had acted wrongly in serving the order on the defendant and therefore found them not guilty of having breached the order.
R v M  – represented the defendant accused of assault at a Newton hearing. After robust cross examination of the victim and a witness who was the friend of the victim, the Court were persuaded that their evidence was unreliable and found in favour of the defendant.