Principal Legal Adviser

Ruth Wayte

Ruth Wayte

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Biography

Ruth Wayte joined the Legal Aid Agency in July 2003 as deputy legal director. She’s been a member of the executive team since 2010.

Her previous roles include:

  • Legal Director, Legal Services Commission
  • Deputy Legal Director, Legal Services Commission

Principal Legal Adviser

Responsible for assuring the Director of Legal Aid Casework that our funding decisions are correct and defending any proceedings brought against the Agency or Lord Chancellor in relation to the operation of the legal aid scheme.