Ruth joined Stacks Law Firm in the Tweed Heads Murwillumbah office in early 2012, handling family law matters, criminal and traffic law and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Stacks, Ruth spent nearly 10 years working as a solicitor in Cairns. She has a wealth of experience in family law, litigation, criminal law and compensation matters.
Her ability to deliver persuasive, comprehensive and timely court documents has contributed to Ruth’s successful outcomes. A notable case for Ruth was winning a personal injury claim for a client with head injuries suffered during infancy. The substantial settlement offered stability and sense of hope for the client and her family.
Ruth’s expertise in family law matters has given her a firm grasp on the challenges clients face in often complex circumstances, leading her to achieve success in many cases. Her skilled and empathetic approach puts her clients at ease as they face difficult personal situations and walk through the sometimes daunting legal process.
Core strengths are Ruth’s open-mindedness and thorough approach to every matter. Quality in her service to clients and in every part of her job is always at the forefront of Ruth’s priorities.
Ruth grew up in Sydney then relocated to Cairns, where she met her partner while exploring the Great Barrier Reef. She involved herself in the local community, volunteering as vice president of the Far North Queensland Law Association (FNQLA), where she organised social events and fundraising for charities including the 2004 Tsunami appeal.
In her spare time you might find Ruth travelling whenever the opportunity arises or appreciating the local culture including restaurants, theatre and of course the iconic Aussie culture of sport!
Ruth is a compassionate lawyer whose calm and friendly manner is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike.