Ruth is Head of the Court of Protection team here at Potter Rees Dolan and has 15 years of experience of acting as a professional Court of Protection Deputy and as a Trustee for both children and adults.
Education & career
After studying Economic History and Sociology at Durham University, Ruth went on to somplete the Law Society finals at Northubria University, qualifying in 1991. What inspired Ruth's career in law? She says:
I hated injustice and I wanted to be able to make a difference to people’s lives.
Ruth specialised in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims initially after qualifying, before moving over to Court of Protection work. She joined Potter Rees Dolan in 2014 and was promoted to Partner in 2019.
Ruth works closely with solicitors dealing with Personal Injury claims and provides expert reports for use by both Claimants and Defendants. She particularly enjoys building long term relationships with clients and their families and supporting them both during and after the compensation claim process. She finds it rewarding to work closely with clients so that the compensation can give them the best quality of life possible and financial security. Ruth says:
Having a Professional Deputy gives clients and their families peace of mind knowing that they have someone working alongside them to ensure that the client’s finances are properly managed and their futures are as secure as we can make them.
What others say
Dedicated, resourceful, and very tenacious, Ruth is utterly committed to her clients. I’m very happy to refer my patients/clients to her, and would certainly have her act for myself, or a member of my family. There are absolutely no negatives with Ruth.
- Dr Neil Brookes – Consultant Neuropsychologist and Director of Rehab Without Walls
Outside of work...
Away from work she loves to scuba dive and has swum with sharks, manta rays and turtles to name a few. Ruth is also a talented dancer - the Argentine Tango is her favourite - and she speaks basic French.
Ruth's Latest Blogs
N-Able Services have worked with the Court of Protection Department at PotterReesDolan for some years now and feel that they have a good understanding of the issues that many clients face in managing their finances. In these more difficult financial times PotterReesDolan understand the importance of insuring that client’s money has to be managed wisely in order to provide the client with longevity of funding.
Mrs Edwards (Business Director) - N-Able
Ruth is great to work with as she is a clear thinker and communicator and she understands the role of the case manager. She understands that a team approach is required to ensure the client receives a high quality service. She is client focussed, determined and fair and does not shy away from dealing with difficult issues which may arise.
Jackie Parker – Managing Director at JSParker
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all your help and support over the past 12 months, in ensuring that we can provide the best help and support to our clients, pushing the boundaries and achieving lots in most cases….
Case management can be a really difficult job, as is yours too!! But the Potter Rees Dolan team are doing it right which makes my job easier and much more enjoyable, it definitely feels like a team effort!
Individually and as an organisation, you all do something different to the other legal companies I work with which makes you lot stand out. The efficiency and effectiveness of how things are managed is outstanding, you most certainly have the best interests of you clients in the centre of everything, well done – I could go on!
Rachel Gannon, Case Manager