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  • David  Ruck

    David Ruck
    Partner, London (Agar Street)

    Family & Matrimonial, Divorce & Relationship Breakdown

    T. +44 (0) 20 7493 6151

After graduating from St Andrews University, David qualified as a solicitor in 1987 at Speechly Bircham. After nine years at Druces & Attlee, he joined Ince Gordon Dadds in 1999.

David’s key practice areas are family and matrimonial law, specialising in divorce and family disputes, and in particular the financial ramifications of relationship breakdowns. David also has expertise in private children work. His principal aim is to try to resolve difficult and often intractable disputes quickly and fairly, and with the least possible damage to family relationships.

"calm, extraordinarily reassuring and extremely experienced at resolving the most difficult disputes"legal 500 UK
"highly competent practitioner"legal 500 UK
"good value for a Central London Partner"legal 500 UK
"highly experienced, working with him is a constructive and productive process"legal 500 UK
"very sensible, very mature and experienced"CHAMBERS UK
"He has good judgement and a sensible approach"CHAMBERS UK
"an exceptional lawyer"CHAMBERS UK
"is one step ahead of the game"CHAMBERS UK
"experienced and looks after his clients without taking silly points"CHAMBERS UK
"great to deal with"CHAMBERS UK
"one of the best-value solicitors in London"CHAMBERS UK


  • Druces & Attlee, Assistant Solicitor & Partner
  • Speechly Bircham, Trainee and Assistant Solicitor
  • Law Society Finals, College of Law
  • MA (Hons), St Andrews University


  • 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


  • Resolution
  • Brooks's Club
  • The Justinian Society

Family & Matrimonial, Divorce & Relationship Breakdown


Education (University):
St Andrews University