Ruth Cabeza


I am a self employed barrister specialising in family practicing from Field Court Chambers London, where I have been a tenant since 2001.  My practice has always included matrimonial finance, public law children and adoption and private law children.  Presently the majority of my instructions in all areas of my practice involve an international element.  I also act in cases where a child has suffered very serious injuries.  In the last few years I have been pleased to develop an appellate practice and have acted in several appeal cases where I have not been instructed at first instance, including a complex second appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2015.  I have been instructed as an expert on the application of international adoption law in public law children cases.  I am an experienced speaker at lectures and conferences on child law matters, particularly international adoption and international surrogacy law, which are areas that I have particular expertise in .  I regularly contribute articles to key legal journals on topical legal issues.  

Contact details

020 7405 6114

Areas of Practice

Local Government

Year Qualified



University of Kent 1996
University of Kent 1996


Middle Temple
South Eastern Circuit
Association of Lawyers for Children
Family Law Bar Association
Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


LLB, Bar Vocational Course