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Gateley Plc

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Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Ruth Armstrong

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Gateley Plc

Work Department

Regulatory and Business Defence


Ruth is a recognised leader in the regulatory field with over 25 years’ experience of business defence and risk management work for businesses and senior office holders across all regulatory disciplines, including fatal accidents, major incidents, fraud, bribery, money laundering and pollution events. Recent instructions include: acting for Bellway PLC on all health and safety matters, acting for Drayton Manor Park when a member of the public died during a school trip and advising on the Didcot Power Station collapse.

Ruth is currently advising a number of organisations reviewing fire arrangements across their high rise apartment portfolio in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, providing strategic advice to Plc Boards and individual office holders.


Qualified 1992; partner Gateley 2001 to date.


IOSH; IBA; Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association; Fraud Lawyers’ Association; committee member of national IOSH Environment and Waste Management Group; working party member for the annual National Health and Safety Conference.


BA Hons, Law Society Finals.


Ruth enjoys walking, travel and going to the theatre.

West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Gateley Plc acts for claimants and defendants in fraud disputes and tracing actions. The group is increasingly taking roles on substantial cross-border claims and claims for offshore clients. Ruth Armstrong is strong on all aspects of fraud and financial crime cases, with a particular focus on claims in the housebuilding, banking, manufacturing and transport industries. Mark Wilson is another name to note for his work in substantial fraud-related litigation and James Baird is a known name for his advice to banks, funders and leasing companies on all aspects of fraud.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Armstrong - Gateley Plc

Within: Health and safety

Gateley Plc offers a one-stop fatal accident and major incident service nationally to its clients. Its track record in the health and safety arena ensure that it generates work from clients in various sectors. Led by practice head Ruth Armstrong, the team acts for 19 of the top 20 housebuilders in the UK. It also has sector expertise in manufacturing, waste management and retail, among others. The group has significant experience of handling trading standards investigations, product and safety issues as well as environmental, anti-bribery and corruption matters.

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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Environment

Gateley Plc handles a range of contentious work concerning Environment Agency investigations and prosecutions, and is also frequently involved in decommissioning projects, such as the closure of power plants. The practice, which is led by the regulatory expert Ruth Armstrong , also advises housebuilders, waste management companies and administrators of insolvent companies.

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