Ruth Smallacombe > Family Law in Partnership Ltd > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Family Law in Partnership Ltd
Melbourne House, 44-46 Aldwych
Greater London

Work Department

Mediator and Family Consultant, Family Law in Partnership


Ruth is a senior accredited mediator and counsellor, practice consultant and trainer of mediators, lawyers and therapists. She has over 30 years’ experience in family, mental health and human relations, both in the public and private sectors.

Ruth’s expertise covers the full spectrum of family issues ranging from divorce and separation (including finance and housing matters) to children matters (including residence and contact issues, international relocation of children and schooling) and mediation in relation to pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnership and cohabitation agreements. She offers preparation and support to couples about to embark on mediation with other firms or court proceedings.

Ruth also acts as a family consultant and sees clients in conjunction with her lawyer colleagues. She is an experienced counsellor with a depth and breadth of knowledge in this field and can offer couple counselling, when appropriate.

Ruth’s clients include individuals, couples (including same sex couples), family members in dispute and children and young people, whom she sees either as part of their parent’s mediation process or for one to one counselling sessions.


Founding member of Family Law in Partnership, 1995.


Former chair and current board member of Family Mediators Association; Voice of the Child Advisory Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family: mediation

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Ruth Smallacombe

Family Law in Partnership Ltd