Ruth Slader

Ruth Slader

Head of Family Department

41 – 43 High Street, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3DQ


Ruth Slader trained as a solicitor in a specialist family law firm in South Wales.

Following some time out to have children and live and work in Australia, she returned to the UK specialising in child protection law around Bristol and Bath. Ruth’s work is focused on representing parents within care proceedings, in particular those involved in non-accidental injury cases.

Ruth joined us at Daniel Woodman in June 2020 and heads up our Family and Care Team of experienced solicitors, specialising in those cases where the Local Authority are involved in relation to child protection.

Ruth has experience of international child abduction, international client’s involved in complex non-accidental injury cases and Depravation of Liberty Orders.

Ruth was admitted onto the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel in January 2020 and now also represents children through their Guardian. Ruth has experience in advising in relation to all public law orders, including Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and Placement orders.

Ruth brings a professional and empathetic approach to all her cases and is determined to ensure the best outcome for all her clients.

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