Stuart Ruff

Senior Associate


I am a Senior Associate in the Chichester office. I have specialised exclusively in family law since qualifying in 2001 and have a particular interest in cases involving trusts and inherited wealth as well as property ownership disputes.

I appreciate that the breakdown of a personal relationship and sorting out what happens next are among the most stressful events an individual will go through in their life; I aim to take as much of the stress and uncertainty out of the situation as possible by working closely with my clients to support them through the process whilst finding creative legal solutions for them. Frequently this will involve working with other professionals such as tax specialists, accountants and financial planners both here and overseas.

I try to resolve issues without the court becoming involved but sometimes this cannot be avoided. Regardless of how a case develops, I am able to advise and guide clients through the process in an efficient, unstuffy and jargon free way.

I can offer advice on: divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships; variation and enforcement of court orders; emergency relief (i.e. injunctions) for both domestic violence and financial matters; disputes about children; nuptial and co-habitation agreements, and property ownership disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA). I am also able to help with the international aspect of all of these issues.

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