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Ruth Barnes

Position: Partner

Core Areas: Real Estate & Social Housing

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017

Ruth heads the 38-strong Residential Development Sales team, specialising in new build plot disposal – whether for shared ownership, private sale or other initiatives, currently acting for more than 20 clients, including leading UK housebuilders and G15 Registered Providers.

Ruth has over 20 years’ experience in the sector and acts for leading public and private sector providers and has been a market leader in LCHO sales for a decade.

Recent experience

She has been working on a number of large multiple tenure sites across London and the South for developers and registered providers including the landmark sites Altitude in Aldgate East, Bicester Eco-Village, and East Village on the London Olympic Athletes Village site.

She has extensive experience in undertaking overseas sales in the Far East, including Malaysia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales
WISH (Women in Social Housing)
Member of the Steering Group for NHG (National Housing Group)
Member of the LexisNexis Steering Group on Residential Property Law

Work history

2011 to present, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood
2004 to 2011, Partner, BarnesMorley
2001 to 2004, Solicitor, Bankside Property
1995 to 2001, Head of LCHO department, Prince Evans
1991 to 1995, Solicitor, Hardwick & Co
1984 to 1991, Articled Clerk and Solicitor at Wakefield & Co (latterly Partner)


Personal interests

When not spending time with her children, Ruth has a keen interest in horses.

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Upcoming Events :

Social Housing Annual Conference 2017

Thu 09 Nov 2017

200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD

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