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Clinical negligence (Court of Protection)
Ruth is a partner and the head of the highly regarded Court of Protection team at Boyes Turner and a professional deputy and trustee. Her outstanding service extends from giving expert witness evidence, to advising on and setting up Court of Protection deputyship or trusteeship, project managing and auditing essential capital expenditure, coordinating care and providing liaison, negotiation, advocacy and intermediary services with the courts, government agencies, financial advisors and other professional bodies.
In her capacity as Court of Protection deputy or trustee Ruth provides a professional yet ‘bespoke’ approach to the individual needs of each client. Ruth combines her highly professional and astute management of her clients’ best interests with an approachable, down-to-earth and compassionate manner with her clients, many of whom regard her as a trusted family advisor and friend.
Having graduated in law from Southampton University then Guildford Law School, Ruth trained at a niche private client firm in Winchester, before qualifying in 1990. Following this, she was an associate with another Reading firm before taking a six year career break, accompanying her husband on a posting to the USA. In this time she qualified as an attorney in the USA and worked in a pro bono clinic just outside of Washington DC. A move back to the UK saw her join Boyes Turner in 2002.
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) , Professional Deputies Forum (PDF), Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Higher Award accredited
In her spare time, you’ll find Ruth travelling, with her family as well as cooking SE Asian food reflecting her background.
Boyes Turner specialises in managing the property and affairs of those who lack capacity. The majority of its clients are high-net-worth and the team has a particular specialism in helping children who have suffered catastrophic brain injuries where there is a substantial claim for compensation that is needed for their care and treatment. The group also advises on issues such as statutory wills, gifts and other applications to the Court of Protection. Ruth Meyer leads the team. Jemma Garside is now at Kingsley Napley LLP. Alexander Wright has been promoted to the partnership.
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