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Ruth Hayfield

Why did you choose the law?

I decided to use my personal experience to support others in similar situations. I wanted to be the support I once needed. I also hoped to show my son that even in the most trying of times, nothing is impossible with hard work and dedication.

Tell us a bit about how you got here…

I graduated from Aston University with a 2.1 in Law (LLB) in 2018 and then completed with commendation, the LPC and Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Law. I started Band Hatton Button as a Paralegal and was promoted to Trainee Solicitor 8 months later. In January 2024, I became a fully qualified Family Solicitor.

What does your day job look like?

I support the Partners in the Family Department at all stages of the matters that we are helping people with, from initial contact and enquiries to final hearings. No day is the same and there is always something new to learn. My favourite part of the job is attending court with clients and being able to offer support at their most vulnerable of times.

What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?

I am a very proud mother and I like to spend as much of my free time as possible with my family and dog. I also enjoy cooking when I get the opportunity and I plan on creating a recipe book to pass on to my son one day. I also have a keen interest in pottery.