Ruth was appointed silk in 2021. She practises primarily in criminal law. She appears in trials, pre-trial applications and sentences in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts, and appeals in the Court of Appeal. In addition to criminal prosecution and defence briefs, Ruth’s practice includes regulatory prosecutions and professional disciplinary matters.
In 2020 – 2021, Ruth was one of the Counsel Assisting the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry.
Areas of Practice Criminal Law, Regulatory Prosecutions, Disciplinary Proceedings, Appellate