Liz advises on a broad range of commercial property transactions, both freehold and leasehold, including property management, investment acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, property finance, general landlord and tenant issues. She also provides support on real estate issues to the firm's corporate teams.
Liz's client base is diverse, ranging from private individuals and investors to pension funds, private companies, public limited companies and property investment companies. In particular, Liz is part of the Fox Williams' Fashion Law Group and has advised many clients in the fashion industry on their real estate requirements. Private individuals and investors also seek Liz's expertise in relation to high value freehold and leasehold residential property transactions.
Liz graduated from Leeds University with LLB Honours, qualifying as a solicitor and joining Hopkins and Wood in 1986. In 2003 she was appointed Special Counsel at US firm Faegre & Benson LLP from where she joined Fox Williams LLP as partner in March 2008.
Clients say she "consistently demonstrates a commanding knowledge of her field and is always diligent and timely in her response." (Chambers, 2017)
Liz Ruff has "Commanding knowledge'' with ''very good communications skill'' and ''puts clients at ease.'' (Chambers, 2016)
Liz Ruff is "prompt, accurate and helpful, with a refreshing personal touch''
(Legal 500, 2015)
'Liz Ruff is "technically awesome and great fun to work with"
(Chambers UK, 2015)
'Liz Ruff is "wholeheartedly recommended as excellent"'.
(Legal 500, 2014)
Liz Ruff has a '"no nonsense approach to all matters," saying she "deals with the important issues in a concise and effective way."'
(Chambers UK, 2014)
"A real pleasure to work with."
(Chambers UK, 2013)
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