Ruth Jones

What I do

As a Partner and Head of the Family team, my main area of work is advising clients on financial aspects of relationship breakdown. Current case load includes cases involving multi-million-pound assets (including pensions/properties/investments and businesses). I represent a wide variety of individuals including senior executives, business people, GPs, accountants, sportspeople etc. Part of the job involves liaising with accountants, actuaries and other professionals so that clients receive the best advice tailored to their circumstances.

I also deal with disputes involving children and in particular helping clients to make child focused arrangements following relationship breakdown.

Finally, I am building the growing area of prenuptial/cohabitation contracts.

I am a member of Resolution and a trained mediator. I am committed to trying to resolve matters in a constructive manner, recognising that litigation, whilst important, is often not the best solution to family breakdown.

I do try and bring a sense of fair play and teamwork. We are better as a team than as individuals and I recognise that different members of my team have different skills. I try and draw on those so that the clients receive the very best service.

As the daughter of an English teacher, grammar and effective communication is pretty important too!

I live with my partner of 25 years and am a mum to 2 children aged 19 and 15. They tend to occupy most of my free time!

In snatched moments I enjoy reading and walking my 2 miniature dachshunds. I am trying (and failing) to develop a regular gym habit, but if I do make it to the gym, I enjoy yoga and swimming.

Very experienced' and 'highly regarded' practice head Ruth Jones (...)

- Legal 500 2019