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Ruth Cabeza

Ruth is a specialist family law practitioner who has always maintained a broad practice encompassing both matrimonial and children (private and public law) cases. She is widely respected as a specialist in cases involving the cross-border movement of children and was delighted to be shortlisted for the Jordan Publishing award of International Family Lawyer of the Year in 2016.

"She is the go-to person for cases involving inter-country adoption and has notable skills in child trafficking and Hague Convention abductions."
Chambers and Partners, 2017

"Highly regarded children law barrister sought after for her expertise in international children law matters including adoption, surrogacy and abduction. Other matters handled include shaken baby cases and international finance matters. She has been involved in landmark matters that have advanced the law."
Chambers and Partners, 2018



Having co-authored International Adoption (Jordan Publishing, 2012) she is now frequently instructed in cases which involve intercountry adoption, both within a private and public law context. She was lead author of a report commissioned by the EU parliament to investigate the impact on freedom of movement within the EU resulting from the current absence of a framework for automatic mutual recognition of domestic adoption orders within the EU and has written on issues of surrogacy and inter-country adoption.

Over the last few years Ruth has acted in several high profile public law children cases where the court has been concerned with the welfare of a child following the death of a younger sibling as a result of non-accidental injuries.

Having recently purchased a house in the region Ruth is keen to add more local work to her practice.

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