As well as being a partner and head of our highly successful commercial property team, Ruth is recognised by Chambers and Partners UK legal directory as a leading property lawyer in the region. With her City expertise and contacts, Ruth advises on everything from sales and acquisitions to secured lending and portfolio management and regularly handles complex, multi-million pound transactions.
With clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to large corporates, banks, entrepreneurs and private individuals, she is recommended for her immense knowledge, her quick brain and her ability to remain unflappable when negotiating.
Ruth is very experienced at dealing with a range of transactions from complex and high value multi-million pound disposals and purchases to high value residential matters. She handles sales and acquisitions, investment and owner occupied commercial property, portfolio management and property aspects of company sales and purchases.
She acts for a wide range of clients including large corporates, (e.g. AXA UK plc), charities, care homes, doctors, dentists, banks and private individuals.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Ruth qualified as a solicitor in 1997 into the City office of Thomas Eggar LLP. She was made a partner in 2002 eventually becoming head of the firm’s property department. In 2008 Ruth gained an MBA in legal practice from Nottingham Trent University. She joined Debenhams Ottaway in 2011.
Ruth is a member of the Law Society. She is also a trustee of the Abbeyfield charity.
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Chambers and Partners 2017
Clients comment that Ruth ‘is there for me as a client, she never forgets that it’s all about the client relationship’ and ‘has absolutely perfect spot-on knowledge and a great breadth of expertise.
Thank you so much for your excellent support through this process. It really is great to have a solicitor you really feel is properly on your side and helpful with intelligent suggestions. I will certainly be recommending Debenhams Ottaway to my friends still based in your area.
Chambers and Partners 2016
Clients describe Ruth Boulton as on the ball and switched on, saying that she grasps the complexities of a deal very well and very quickly. She is also praised for being responsive and accessible.
Chambers and Partners 2017
Department head Ruth Boulton has considerable experience in a wide range of property matters, including portfolio management and investment transactions. She is often praised for her approachability and dedication.
David Wynn, Kings Cross Dental Clinic
I can strongly confirm that Ruth has been outstanding and at times someone for me to let off steam. Ruth is an absolute GEM and if I ever hear people needing a firm of lawyers for anything I will immediately be passing your details over.
Mr & Mrs Leslie
Thank you so much for your all your support and for ‘being there’ for us. It is very special nowadays to encounter such brilliant personal service, it really is greatly appreciated.
In my 30 years in banking I have not come across a Solicitor who has gone to the lengths that you did.