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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.

Legal Directory Quotes

The Legal 500 UK
 

  • "Calm, extraordinarily reassuring and extremely experienced at resolving the most difficult disputes, and has a particular expertise in private children’s work"

  • "Highly competent practitioner"

  • "Good value for a central London partner"

  • "Highly experienced, working with him is a constructive and productive process"

  • "Very sensible, very mature and experienced"

 

Chambers and Partners UK
 

  • He has good judgement and a sensible approach"

  • "An exceptional lawyer"

  • "Is one step ahead of the game"

  • "Experienced and looks after his clients without taking silly points"

  • "Great to deal with"

Quote

"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.

Accolades:

  • 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

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

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