welcome to
ruth sutton legal

“For most people, the thought of dealing with courts and lawyers fills them with dread. With my help, local people can feel confident to tackle those issues. My intention is to provide an approachable, supportive, affordable legal service to the local neighbourhood and small businesses. This is even more important in an era where access to legal aid is more and more restricted.”


about ruth...

A barrister of 20 years standing, Ruth was in private practice from 1995 to 2004 in chambers based in Manchester and Sydney, Australia.

Since 2004, Ruth has trained hundreds of prospective solicitors and barristers in her role as a principal lecturer at Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University.


general services...

Advice on your legal position; on strategy; assistance with court procedure; writing letters and other formal documents; negotiating settlements; dispute resolution.

for individuals...

Ruth will tackle areas including family, neighbour disputes, landlord and tenant issues, local council / police, negligence and contractual matters.

for businesses...

For local businesses (for example): Legal health checks, employment matters, commercial disputes, debt.


For all legal services for individuals and businesses, if Ruth cannot assist, she will advise you of what to do.


clients say...

"As the owner of a small independent retail business, Ruth gave me the confidence to progress a dispute that I had with a client. She advised me of my rights and explained the small claims court procedure & how to access it. With her assistance, I felt empowered to deal with a tricky legal situation myself.

Throughout the process, Ruth has been very approachable and has put me at my ease, by meeting with me in my shop and explaining things clearly and concisely. I would not hesitate in recommending Ruth and her services as I feel she is a very valuable asset to small businesses and individuals as she helped to manage the fear of an impending legal matter." - Matt Johnson, David Gavin Design Ltd.

"I have been working with Ruth for some time now when I have the need for a sounding board for any potential legal issues. Ruth is an important voice of reason when I need advice and guidance on how to approach a particular situation and I have been really happy with the outcome of Ruth's advice. Ruth always gives her objective view from all sides of an issue thus helping me make an informed decision and developing a clear strategy to resolve matters in the most positive way possible.

I would highly recommend Ruth to any business owner needing legal advice and guidance" - Nicola Leyland, The Stove Room