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Ruby is a partner in the employment team based in London, with a focus on acting for senior executives and partners, many of whom are based in the financial and professional services sectors. Her clients include top-tier senior executives, chairpersons, managing directors, finance and compliance directors, founders, and C-suite executives. Ruby has over a decade’s experience and is commended by clients for her empathy, pragmatism, and tough negotiation skills. 

Advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment, partnership and boardroom matters, she is recognised for her expertise in exit strategies, complex exit settlement negotiations, whistleblowing, and discrimination claims. Ruby is skilled at reaching high value settlement agreements and where appropriate contesting cases in the employment tribunal and High Court. She also has a significant track record in advising and negotiating on pay and award disputes, non-financial misconduct and discrimination cases. With a strong interest in issues facing women at work, she is adept at helping her clients raise their grievances, navigate misconduct, and challenge allegations of poor performance. 

Ruby has established herself as a sought-after spokesperson, having been interviewed by Sky News, BBC, ITV, LBC and 5Live and contributing to articles in the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times. Ruby is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and has been described in Chambers UK as ‘demonstrat[ing] great experience and intelligence’, ‘a fantastic lawyer - she is very detailed, thorough, misses nothing and is very reliable and trusted’, and ‘empathetic, sensitive and tough… a brilliant legal adviser who dealt with a complex situation with absolute mastery’.

Recent work highlights

  • Successfully negotiating a six-figure settlement for a senior director of a multi-national construction company.
  • Acting for the former chief operating officer of an international travel company on a high-value unfair dismissal and breach of contract claim.
  • Advising a director of an international bank on a sexual harassment claim.
  • Successfully negotiating a release from non-dealing and non-solicitation restrictions for the global head of a multi-national retail company.
  • Achieving a prompt, high value settlement in a senior executive equal pay dispute.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP