I seek to resolve difficult family disputes quickly and fairly and at the lowest possible cost, both in terms of legal expenses and the inevitable emotional damage that these disputes cause to the family as a whole.
David’s expertise extends to advising on private children work. His principal aim is to resolve difficult and often seemingly intractable disputes quickly and fairly, with the least possible damage to family relationships.
Prior to joining the firm in 1999, David worked at a number of other leading law firms.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Brooks's Club
- The Justinian Society
What you may not know about David
David played in both the oldest school and university rugby fixtures in the world – Cheltenham College–v-Rugby School and St Andrews University–v-Edinburgh University.
The Legal 500 – recommended lawyer for Private Client – Family, in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Chambers UK – ranked in Chambers UK 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial
Super Lawyers UK (part of Thomson Reuters) – recognised as a London Super Lawyer, in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Citywealth's Leaders List - noted on the Honours List for his Family and Matrimonial work in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom - recognised in Family Law from 2009 through to 2019
St Andrews University
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My testimonials and accolades
“David Ruck is the stand out partner. He is technically spot on but has a suave personality that you just want him as your lawyer.”
“David Ruck is top of his game. I am sure clients love him as he gives out such confidence that you would feel you were in the best of hands. If I was getting divorced I would go to him!”
“An exceptional lawyer.”
“He has a good judgement and a sensible approach.”
“Very sensible, very mature and experienced.”
“Good value for a central London partner.”