Ruth is Asylum Justice’s Legal Director. 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 the Oakington office and head of the Nottingham office, which she set up.

Ruth has a great deal of 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 trafficking cases.

Ruth has been recognised as an ‘Inspiring Woman Lawyer’ in the UK, and a profile of her contribution to law will be added to a project website 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.