Ruth Sharon is a consultant solicitor and joined BH&O in August 2020.
Ruth worked for 20 years at Ison Harrison solicitors in Leeds developing a team of family lawyers with a reputation for excellence and client care. Ruth then travelled extensively in south America and Africa acting as a consultant to develop legal processes with a family and client centred approach.
Ruth remains involved with this charitable consultancy work, but is delighted to be a part of the BH&O team where she specialises in acting for parents in care proceedings, child disputes following relationship breakdown, and cases of domestic violence.
Ruth is empathetic and approaches each client and case as unique. She seeks to understand, and build trusting relationships to help empower her clients to navigate the legal process.
“I was going through the toughest time I’d ever to face, with my kids being taken off me, but I was dealt with in professional, friendly and compassionate manner which really helped me get through it. My solicitor told me ‘ I will tell you what you need to know and not what you want to know’ which gave me confidence to trust her advice and made the difference to the outcome of my case. I got my kids back. She was reassuring and explained all the jargon in a way I could understand which made it less daunting. I want to tell parents not to google stuff, which can be wrong and cause you to be afraid, but to get proper legal advice and follow that advice.” SZ, client, June 2022
“I find Ruth and the receptionist very helpful. They call me in a timely manner. Ruth always calls me the day before any hearings or meetings to discuss what I think and what will happen which makes me at ease. She always calls me about anything important, so I know what is going on. She is on the ball. I feel Ruth will always be there for me and has got a full grip of my case. She is on it!” VB, client, 2022