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Ruth Waters

Ruth Waters

Ruth is managing partner for our firm. Ruth is a highly experienced litigator specialising in all areas of commercial dispute resolution, with a particular expertise in construction law. She advises clients in the successful resolution of litigation, conducted both in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. Qualified with a Masters in Construction Law at Strathclyde University, Ruth guides all parties, from developers and consultants to contractors and subcontractors, through the complex drafting and negotiating processes involved in construction and engineering projects. This includes construction contracts, appointments, sub contracts and collateral warranties. Ruth also represents clients in disputed construction contracts and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including adjudication, arbitration and mediation, and is a member of the Adjudication Society. She is a pragmatic business lawyer who focuses on sound practical and commercial advice.


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Young & Partners are thrilled to have been recommended again by the Legal 500 in the following two practice areas:
Crime, fraud and licensing - Licensing
Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation
The Legal 500 recognise excellence in the legal profession by highlighting the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.
Their recommendations are based on rigorous qualitative and quantitate analysis. Independently assessed, research is based on client feedback, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.
A massive 66% majority of their readership report to use the Legal 500 to help choose a law firm  to instruct and 77% use the directory to read up on Law Firm profiles and specific Lawyers profiles.
Young & Partners Managing Partner Ruth Waters explains, “Our team work hard to continue to provide best value legal support for owner managed and family businesses in Scotland. Our track record in licensing and commercial litigation, and the  recognition of this in the Legal 500 reflects that. This gives clients continued confidence that we are the ‘go to’ business lawyers for business people.”
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