Ruth grew up in Wales and was the first member of her family to attend university, studying jurisprudence at Oxford. She was called to the Bar in 1987 and appointed as King’s Counsel in 2006. In 2018 she was appointed as a S9(4) Deputy High Court Judge.
Ruth specialises in the law relating to the protection of vulnerable people and children. She is author of the Welsh Materials in the Family Court Practice and the chapter on Welsh Family law in Butterworths family law. She is chair of the South East Wales Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), the silk representative on the Family Justice Council and chair of the Welsh Committee for the Five Jurisdictions conference.