Ruth Charteris

Year of Call
2000
Devil Masters
Laurence Murphy QC
IM Duguid QC
JG Thomson

Contact

ruthcharteris@amadvocates.co.uk 07739 638966 Check Faculty diary

Practice Profile

Ruth came to the Bar on completion of her post as Legal Assistant to the Lord President. She quickly established and has maintained an extensive and varied civil practice in which she has conducted cases at all stages of the legal process. Ruth is regularly instructed in lengthy and complex cases, requiring a disciplined and committed approach to case preparation and presentation. She appears in cases involving a wide range of complicated legal and factual issues and demonstrates an aptitude for quickly mastering, and ably presenting, the issues. Her areas of practice include judicial review, proceeds of crime, professional negligence, insurance litigation, personal injury and property disputes. Ruth is Second Standing Junior to the Scottish Government and an ad hoc Advocate Depute.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Legal Assistant to the Lord President

LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice

Appointments

  • Second Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2016–present)
  • Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2012–2016)
  • Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2010–present)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

'Intervention – in the Public Interest?', Scots Law Times (News), 87, 2000

'Sun Sets on Dawn Raids', Scots Law Times (News), 271, 2000

Articles in the Scottish Parliament Law Review

Regular seminars on areas of current legal development

Directories

Recommended in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2017
Recommended in the Legal 500 in 2016