Ruth James > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
9400 GARSINGTON ROAD
OXFORD BUSINESS PARK
OXFORD
OX4 2HN
England

Work Department

Family.

Position

Ruth is a partner and trained collaborative lawyer in the family law team in Oxford. She specialises in financial matters and disputes relating to arrangements for children. Acting for both married and unmarried clients, she regularly advises on cases involving international elements and complex financial arrangements. She also acts in cases where there are allegations of parental coercion or control.

Ruth is also particularly skilled in acting for business owners and executives, or their spouses, and advising where there are complex issues regarding company valuations and remuneration packages.

Career

Trained Farrer & Co; qualified 2002; internship in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions departments of Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris 1997-98; partner Manches LLP 2012.

Memberships

Resolution; Oxfordshire Collaborative Family Law Group.

Education

Holy Cross Sixth Form College Bury; Leeds University (1995 BA 2:1 (Hons) History); Pembroke College, Cambridge (1997 BA 2:1 (Hons) Law).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

(Leading individuals)

Ruth JamesPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

A Thames Valley powerhouse with international reach, the team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP handles complex matters such as the high-profile case of Villiers v Villiers. Esteemed family lawyer Jane Mitchell co-heads the team and services high-net-worth individuals. Her fellow co-head Kerry Fretwell is a renowned specialist in divorce proceedings. Third in the leadership team is Ruth James, who handles matters complementary to family law such as international tax, corporate structures, and property transactions. Their team includes associate Eleanor Moodey who has recently handled several financial and children matters, particularly those with an international aspect.