Ruth Ashby

Senior Legal Assistant, Employment, Education and Regulatory team

Telephone: 03000 41 57 90



  • Part 1, ILEX

Areas of practice

  • Breach of Community Orders (Magistrates and Crown courts)
  • Civil litigation (debts)
  • Disclosure (Kent Protocol)


Ruth joined KCC Legal Services in September 2000 with extensive local authority legal knowledge gained from her previous legal work in three London authorities. Her current duties include undertaking the preparation of probation breach work in the Magistrates and Crown courts and advising on all aspects of these proceedings.

In addition, Ruth undertakes a range of debt work for KCC from receipt of instructions to any subsequent judgement and enforcement that is required by the client. Ruth also visits Kent schools and advises on the disclosure of student's school records following police requests relating to ongoing criminal investigations.

Ruth also works with colleagues across the team on a range of other litigation work including employment tribunal cases.