Ruth Williams


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M +64 21 523 780
F +64 4 910 3199


Ruth joined Ford Sumner in September 2021, having practiced as an in-house litigation solicitor for a government department. Prior to that, Ruth was clerk to the Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand. Ruth holds a Masters degree in International Law and Politics, and in 2017 obtained first-hand experience at an internship with an International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

Ruth works on litigation and disputes resolution matters across a range of civil and employment matters.

A self-confessed fitness fanatic, Ruth also teaches regular group fitness classes at a local gym. 

Professional Qualifications

LLM(ILAP) (University of Canterbury) awarded with distinction
LLB (University of Canterbury)
BA (University of Canterbury)
Holder of a current practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand


Member New Zealand Law Society
Member Wellington Family Courts' Association

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