Ruth Hennigan



Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Civil Law (University College Dublin)
  • Barrister-at-Law degree (The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin)
  • Admitted Solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia
  • Member, Law Society NSW

Experience and Personal Overview

Ruth commenced her legal career as a criminal barrister in Ireland, practicing primarily in Dublin. On a quest for sunshine, Ruth immigrated to Australia with the intention of holidaying for 12 months. After six months, she had enrolled at Sydney University and was on the path to admission as a practitioner in New South Wales.

Ruth gained an interest in family law in a boutique family law practice where she worked while acquiring her Australian qualifications. She joined RFL in 2017 as an Associate, where she quickly established her reputation as an astute lawyer and fierce advocate for her clients. Ruth was appointed as a Director in 2023.

Ruth is committed to helping families embroiled in family law disputes resolve their issues as amicably and swiftly as possible with the clear knowledge that the families whose lives we touch must co-exist long after our role has concluded. Although Ruth puts a strong focus on dispute resolution, and resolving matters without the need for litigation, one of Ruth’s strengths is advocacy and she is passionate about representing her clients’ best interests should they find themselves involved in family law litigation.

Ruth has practiced exclusively in family law since her admission in Australia in 2016 and undertakes all sorts of matters including but not limited to property, spouse maintenance, child support, international child abduction and complex parenting cases. Ruth is committed to providing the best service to her clients and catering for their individual needs.