Ruth Croman


LLB (Hons), Dip LP, NP

Practice Areas & Specialisms

Ruth Croman


Ruth is a well respected Family lawyer and as well as her client-focused work, as Managing Partner of Macnabs Ruth is also responsible for ensuring the smooth management of the firm.

She is a member of the Family Law Association and is regularly involved in complex Family Law cases, often with an international element. She is the only solicitor in Tayside accredited as a Specialist in both Family Law and Child Law by the Law Society of Scotland and is also recognised as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in the Legal 500. Ruth is regularly appointed by the local Court as a Child Welfare Reporter, as a Curator ad Litem, as well as a Safeguarder to vulnerable adults.

Ruth works with her clients to find solutions that work for them and their families, and will often recommend using different resolution methods, including mediation and collaborative practice (Ruth is trained as a Collaborative Lawyer, and is the Chair of the Tayside pod of Consensus Collaboration Scotland, the organisation that promotes collaborative practice in Scotland). Family law disputes can often be difficult and highly emotive, and she is committed to dealing with these cases sensitively, yet tenaciously where appropriate.

Ruth's practice includes financial provision cases, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, as well as child law matters, including contact, residence, relocation, adoption and permanence cases. Court is also a familiar territory for Ruth – she has experience of presenting cases at Sheriff Court, Outer and Inner House through to the UK Supreme Court – and she often appears on behalf of clients in contested hearings, presenting their case both effectively and respectfully.

Ruth is married with two children. Outside of the office she assists with the administration of the tea bar at Perth Sheriff Court which is run by volunteers to raise funds for CHAS, and which to date has raised over £76,000. Ruth enjoys adventures with her family, and, whenever possible, sipping a mojito with the sand between her toes!

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms uk recommended lawyer 2023



“Ruth Croman is one of the best practitioners in Scotland.” Chambers 2024

"She brings an organised and dynamic approach to her cases.” Chambers 2024 client testimonial

"Ruth is a caring representative of and advocate for her clients and consistently provides sensible advice.” Chambers 2024 client testimonial

"My main contact throughout has been Ruth Croman. I instantly felt at ease with Ruth and found her to be empathetic, knowledgeable and caring in her approach, and she has a great sense of humour. Ruth is an outstanding and highly competent lawyer. A call of reassurance from Ruth immediately calms me and I would recommend Macnabs to anyone in my situation." Legal 500 2024 testimonial

"Ruth Croman is empathetic and has a great sense of humour and is an instantly likeable person. Extremely sensible and straight talking, an excellent negotiator and collaborator, I feel very fortunate to have found such a great solicitor to help me with my divorce and custody battle." Legal 500 2023 testimonial

"Ruth Croman has been outstanding. My case is very complex and yet Ruth has shown an incredible understanding of how to navigate through it. Ruth is a first-class family solicitor who obviously excels at her job." Legal 500 2023 testimonial

"I found myself in need of a family law solicitor four years ago and instructed Ruth Croman on the recommendation of a friend. Our case, which on the surface was going to be a fairly straightforward separation and alimony case, quickly became a complex and drawn-out matter involving elements of international law, courts in two countries, a long list of simultaneous actions – as well as my very young children's futures. The various twists and turns over the last four years have taken us first to the Court of Session in Edinburgh and then the Supreme Court in London. I have found Ruth to be unwaveringly professional, responsive and competent every step of the way. If you find yourself in need of a solicitor who practices family law, it is unlikely to be an easy time in your life. It is vital to have a solicitor on your side who not only has things in hand but who also understands the human side of your case. Ruth has this unique ability and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a solicitor's services."

"The service and support I received from partner Ruth Croman made an arduous situation easier to get through and led to a positive resolution at the end."

"Exceptionally professional service with a supportive nature, highly recommended."

"I could not recommend highly enough. Professional, positive and I felt that Macnabs had my best interests as a priority."

"The work Ruth and Caroline have done for myself and my family is fantastic, they were recommended by a family friend and I am so glad I took that advice. They have helped me more than I thought possible, they have helped me through some extremely hard times and for their help and advice I will always be thankful. I would recommend Macnabs to anyone that required legal assistance."
- From Ann (an extremely grateful client).


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