CALL 0800 437 0322 9am to 6pm – Mon to Fri
Submit enquiry

Our Experts

Ruth Waters

Ruth Waters | Trainee

rwaters@hja.net 020 7874 8423

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 with a 2:1 degree in English Literature. I then went on to work for the Red Cross for four years, in Germany and London, working on a range of projects with ex-offenders, migrants and vulnerable young people. During this time, I completed the Graduate Diploma in Law.

In 2014 I undertook an internship in Texas, working on capital punishment cases. After completing the Legal Practice Course in 2015, I joined Reprieve as a Researcher, focusing on the use of the death penalty in the US, Middle East and South East Asia as well as the effectiveness of European intervention in the fight for global abolition of the death penalty.

I joined Hodge Jones & Allen in September 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor.

Education

  • University of Law, Bloomsbury: Legal Practice Course, Distinction, 2014-2015
  • University of Law, Bloomsbury: Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation, 2011-2013
  • University of Bristol: English Literature BA (Hons), 2:1, 2006-2009

Career

  • Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, Trainee Solicitor, September 2016 – present
  • Reprieve, Research & Communications Officer, Death Penalty Team, June 2015 – December 2015
  • Texas Defender Service, Internship, May 2014 – September 2014
  • British Red Cross, Projects Assistant, October 2010 – April 2014
  • German Red Cross, International Assistant, January 2010 – August 2010