Ruth Hudson - Practice Group Leader
Martin Place, Sydney
Ruth recently joined Stacks/Goudkamp’s Martin Place office, handling compensation and human rights related matters. Ruth is passionate about assisting people who have been victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings, such as schools, boarding houses and those who have been mistreated while in mandatory immigration detention.
She has both a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Communications from Newcastle University. Ruth was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 and became an Associate of the firm in 2012. Prior to joining Stacks, Ruth spent two years working for World Vision, both in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region. This included working closely with journalists to raise awareness about the plight of communities recovering from disasters. Ruth has also taught International Media Studies at Newcastle University and worked as a research assistant in the Faculty of Law.
She is an energetic, dedicated and compassionate lawyer with a strong commitment to social justice. Ruth works closely with Tom Goudkamp, Managing Director. This has afforded her the opportunity to work on a number of major cases for people living in Australia and abroad. Ruth is currently working on a class action against the British Government. This includes liaising with the media and the Australian Nuclear Veterans Association regarding Australian military veterans who were exposed to radiation as a result of British nuclear bomb testing in Australia in the 1950s and 60s. As part of this role, Ruth is involved in lobbying the Australian government and parliament to find non-litigious ways to help the claimants.
Ruth also handles Motor Vehicle incident, Public Liability and Professional Negligence matters. She is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW Branch Committee and regularly contributes to submissions to the Australian Government and other bodies with regard to law reform.
Ruth has experience communicating with people from all walks of life and is able to develop a strong rapport with her clients.
The eldest of four children, Ruth spends much of her spare time outdoors, often at the beach.
Ruth is passionate about helping members of the community most in need and prides herself on always being there for her clients.