Ruth has been Asylum Justice’s Legal Director since 2015. An asylum lawyer for almost thirty years, she worked at Refugee Legal Centre (latterly Refugee and Migrant Justice) for 18 years, in the London, Oakington and Nottingham offices. She was a team leader at RLC’s Oakington office then head of their Nottingham office, which she set up.

Ruth has extensive experience of representing asylum seekers in asylum claims, and of presenting bail applications and asylum appeals at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. Following closure of RLC/RMJ, Ruth worked as a senior caseworker then as a legal consultant for Paragon Law in Nottingham, specialising in deportation and cases. More recently, Ruth was nominated as an ‘Inspiring Woman Lawyer’ in the UK, in a project hosted by the Faculty of Law at Oxford University.

She is passionate about human rights and about fighting for access to justice for asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants.