HR advice from Kim Hayton, HR Director at FDR Law Q: What is the impact of mental health illness in the workplace A: Depression, stress and anxiety are the largest causes for UK sickness absence with 15.8 million work days lost in 2016*, and the...
Ruth Hetherington has more than 20 years’ experience in Family Law. She joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2001.
She is a specialist in divorce, separation, financial affairs and children matters, including adoption, as well as liaison with Social Services where appropriate.
She combines a sympathetic, caring approach with considerable expertise in resolving complex family matters. She always works with clients to ensure people feel supported and considered when making informed choices about their futures.
The courtroom is the final resort for family matters. Ruth is a trained and committed Collaborative Lawyer, which involves arranging a series of meetings with an ex- partner’s solicitor in an attempt to settle matters amicably.
She is a member of Resolution, which commits all lawyers to a non-confrontational approach to family problems, and is an accredited member of the Law Society Panel and Children’s Panel. She is also a member of the Cheshire Judicial Leadership and Management Group which aims to improve the process for resolving family matters.
Ruth endeavours to settle family disputes amicably, sensitively and with the right decisions for each individual. Clients are offered a range of options to resolve difficulties, with court a final option.
Awards and accreditations Lexcel – Solicitor Resolution – Collaborative Lawyer. Law Society Family Panel and Children’s Panel - member Cheshire Judicial Leadership and Management Group - member