Ruth is a partner in the real estate team and advises on a wide range of issues facing occupier, investor and corporate clients across the range of their property interests.

Ruth provides bespoke advice with regard to the circumstances and the business drivers of her client in each transaction. She specialises in advising retail and other clients in respect of the expansion, disposal and management of their property portfolios. She also provides real estate input to corporate and financing transactions. She aims to be an extension of her clients, understanding and working alongside her clients to achieve their goals.

Her recent project experience includes:

  • advising a retail client and leading the cross-border team in respect of the acquisition of a 140+ store portfolio of properties from administrators and then re-gearing numerous leases to help deliver the new business’ strategy;
  • the acquisition of 45+ properties and financing of a corporate client’s full portfolio of 170+ properties;
  • advising a retail client across an 12 year period from its first to its sixtieth store opening.
Ruth joined Shoosmiths in September 2014, having trained with Mayer Brown in London and spent ten years with Eversheds following her move to Manchester


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