Ruth Dooley FCA MA Oxon

Ruth has been an accountant, tax adviser and expert witness for nearly 30 years, having graduated from Oxford University with a History degree and a Coxing Blue. She worked for Mars before training as an accountant. She became a Partner at Grant Thornton before joining Hazlewoods in 2009. She has been instructed in over 100 cases and has witness box experience in family, professional negligence and commercial cases.

In her career she has acted for a wide range of companies and private clients. Her corporate clients have ranged across many sectors and have included SMEs, AIM companies and Plcs.

Ruth has been involved for over 15 years in the valuation and taxation aspect of litigation.  She is frequently retained to provide reports as an expert witness, particularly in cases involving matrimonial disputes and cases of professional negligence. She accepts instructions as a Joint and as a Single Expert. 

 

Her business and share valuations experience as either expert or Single Joint Expert extends to:

  • Divorce cases
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership litigation
  • Company share buy-ins
  • Pension scheme purchases
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Group reorganisations

In respect of her taxation advice for professional negligence cases she has covered a wide range of topics including:

  • Film schemes
  • Other tax avoidance schemes
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Termination Agreements
  • Incorrect and late filings
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Share schemes design and implementation
  • Offshore tax planning
  • Deferred tax calculations
  • Handling of HMRC enquiries

Ruth has been instructed in over 100 cases and has witness box experience in family, professional negligence and commercial cases. 

She has attended many mediations and joint meetings of experts.

In her spare time, Ruth has enjoyed triathlons and marathons. She is a regular snowboarder and skier. She is a PADI advanced diver and an RYA Yachtmaster.

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