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David Ruck

Partner Mayfair (London) T +44 (0) 20 7493 6151
davidruck@incegd.com

Department Family & matrimonial, divorce & relationship breakdown Qualified 1987 Education (University) St Andrews University

David Ruck

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David’s key areas of focus are family and matrimonial law, specialising in divorce and family disputes, and in particular the financial ramifications of relationship breakdowns.

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.

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"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."

Professional associations & memberships

  • Resolution

  • 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.

My testimonials and accolades

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“Recognised in Family Law from 2009 through to 2019.”

- Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom

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“Noted on the Honours List for his Family and Matrimonial work in 2015, 2016 and 2017.”

- Citywealth's Leaders List

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“Recognised as a London Super Lawyer, in 2013, 2014 and 2015.”

- Super Lawyers UK (part of Thomson Reuters)

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“Ranked in Chambers UK 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial.”

- Chambers UK

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“Recommended lawyer for Private Client – Family, in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.”

- The Legal 500

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“One of the best-value solicitors in London.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“Great to deal with.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“Experienced and looks after his clients without taking silly points.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“Is one step ahead of the game.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“An exceptional lawyer.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“He has a good judgement and a sensible approach.”

- CHAMBERS UK

David Ruck

“Very sensible, very mature and experienced.”

- CHAMBERS UK

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“Highly experiences, working with him is a constructive and productive process.”

- LEGAL 500 UK

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“Good value for a central London partner.”

- LEGAL 500 UK

David Ruck

“Highly competent practitioner.”

- LEGAL 500 UK

David Ruck

“Calm, extraordinarily reassuring and extremely experienced at resolving the most difficult disputes, and has a particular expertise in private children's work.”

- LEGAL 500 UK

My recent publications

News / Ince Gordon Dadds recognised in Citywealth Leaders List 2017

21-09-2017 /

Once again three members of the firm have been listed on the prestigious Citywealth Leaders List 2017.

Ince Gordon Dadds recognised in Citywealth Leaders List 2017

News / When should a client have a ‘pre-nup’

01-08-2017 /

David Ruck's article was first published by Professional Adviser on 27 July 2017. David Ruck explains what pre-nuptial agreements actually are, their ultimate enforceability and whether financial advisers should advise their clients to enter into one.

When should a client have a ‘pre-nup’

News / Gordon Dadds lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® in the UK 2018

28-03-2017 / Gaming & Betting

We are delighted that Wendy Hopkins, David Ruck and Tony Coles have been included in the Best Lawyers® rankings for the United Kingdom 2018.

Gordon Dadds lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® in the UK 2018

News / Ince Gordon Dadds Recognised in Citywealth Leaders List 2016

13-09-2016 /

We are once again celebrating the inclusion of three members of the firm on the prestigious Citywealth Leaders List 2016.

Ince Gordon Dadds Recognised in Citywealth Leaders List 2016

News / Sex Money Greed and Formula 1 - The Case Not Making Cohabitation Law Easier

16-12-2015 /

Jason Patricks claims on the property portfolio of his former lover and previous Formula 1 spouse Daphne McKinley is a challenge for the law says David Ruck

Sex Money Greed and Formula 1 - The Case Not Making Cohabitation Law Easier

News / Ince Gordon Dadds' Super Lawyers

22-09-2015 /

Once again, Ince Gordon Dadds Lawyers have been recognised as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters in their 2015 London Super Lawyers List

Ince Gordon Dadds' Super Lawyers

Blogs / L v L [2008] EWHC 3328 (FAM)

30-12-2014 /

This was a judgement in financial proceedings. There was consideration of the wife’s claims where she received 42% of the family assets on a clean break basis.

L v L [2008] EWHC 3328 (FAM)

News / De Bauge v China 2014 EWHC 3975 (Fam)

30-12-2014 /

This was a jurisdiction dispute between England and Italy, and the Court considered the following

Blogs / De Bauge v China [2014] EWHC 3975 (Fam)

30-12-2014 /

This was a jurisdiction dispute between England and Italy, and the Court considered the following:

De Bauge v China [2014] EWHC 3975 (Fam)