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Elizabeth Ruff


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Liz advises on a broad range of commercial property transactions, both freehold and leasehold, including property and portfolio management, investment acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, property finance and general landlord and tenant issues. She provides advice on real estate to the firm's corporate clients and works with fintech clients on real estate security matters.

Liz's clients include private individuals and investors to pension funds, private companies, public limited companies and property investment companies. Liz is a member of the firm’s fashion law group and its professional practices group and she advises many clients in these sectors on their real estate requirements. She also works with clients in the hospitality and the technology sectors.

Private individuals and investors seek Liz's expertise in relation to high value freehold and leasehold residential property transactions, where she has over 30 years’ experience. For this work, Liz is assisted by and supervises a team of associates who are all qualified solicitors with experience in residential conveyancing.

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. Liz is chair of the firm’s Social and Charity Committee.

"Diligent, practical and professional"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

[Clients] praise her "Availability at all times to assist with any queries we may have had."
(Chambers UK, 2019)

The "excellent" Liz Ruff is "commercially astute, understands the real estate sector thoroughly and is easy to work with"
(Chambers UK, 2018)

'Knowledgeable’ Elizabeth Ruff
(Legal 500, 2017)

Clients say she "consistently demonstrates a commanding knowledge of her field and is always diligent and timely in her response."
(Chambers UK, 2017)

Liz Ruff has "Commanding knowledge'' with ''very good communications skill'' and ''puts clients at ease.''
(Chambers UK, 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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  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
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