Ruth Sunaway


Partner

"She has great knowledge of the construction industry and of contracts. She's able to disseminate a large amount of information very quickly, and gives commercial and pragmatic advice."

Chambers [UK 2021]

Experience

Ruth joined Birketts in 2005 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified in September 2007. She is a Partner in our Construction Team.

Ruth carries out contentious construction work. She acts for a wide range of clients including employers, developers, main contractors, sub-contractors and professionals. Ruth has extensive experience in high value court claims at the Technology and Construction Court which include defect claims against contractors and/or professionals, delay claims and final account claims. She has also conducted numerous adjudications including enforcing those adjudication decisions through the Courts. She regularly represents clients at mediations whether those are held prior to or once the parties are in the court process. She also acts for clients in arbitrations.

Ruth also acts for clients on a day to day basis before the matter proceeds to court, arbitration or adjudication by providing advice on contractual matters.

Ruth is based at our Ipswich office.

Other Information

Ruth is ranked by Chambers [UK 2021]. In this edition sources note: "She has great knowledge of the construction industry and of contracts. She's able to disseminate a large amount of information very quickly, and gives commercial and pragmatic advice."

Ruth is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2021] and described as a 'stand out partner'. In an earlier edition clients note that leading light Ruth Sunaway is 'a standout lawyer in construction - she manages to strike the right balance between attack and commercial sense'.

Ruth is a member of the Society of Construction Law.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Leading Individual