Ruth Phillips

Call 2001

Ruth  Phillips


Family Law

Having previously enjoyed practising in both criminal and family law, Ruth now specialises exclusively in family law. 

In public law proceedings, she is regularly instructed in the Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court. She acts for Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and the children's Guardian. Ruth has experience in dealing with cases involving non-accidental injuries, rape/sexual abuse, vulnerable adults, adolescent parents and complex cultural issues including 'honour violence' and 'forced marriage'. 

Ruth undertakes complex private law cases. She has dealt with issues including removal from the jurisdiction, sexual abuse/ rape, mental health, factitious illness and implacably hostile parties. 

Ruth is experienced in dealing with ancillary relief cases, both private and publicly funded.


  • North Eastern Circuit


  • LLB University of Northumbria

Clerking team

Steven Preen

Lead Family Clerk

0191 245 9551

Family & Immigration Clerk

0191 245 9531

Family Clerk

0191 245 9530

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

01642 247 569

Direct Access Clerk

01642 247 569