Ruth joined Wilkes in 2012, having practised in children matters in Birmingham for a number of years before that.  Ruth went on to become the Head of the Childcare Department in 2015 and a Partner in 2018.

Ruth specialises in children matters, predominantly public law work involving care proceedings and adoption matters, representing children, parents and other family members.  Ruth also acts on behalf of children in disputes between their parents.

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Care proceedings

Adoption matters

Representing children, parents and other family members.

Acting for children in parental disputes

Ruth acted for the appellant grandmother in the recently reported successful appeal case of Re T (A child) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407.

Ruth has been a Member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2012.

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

September 2020

To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and the wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.


Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.

If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.


Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.


If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.


If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at, or contact your normal point of contact.


Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.


The Wilkes  Partnership Solicitors


Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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