Eleanor Ruiz#5194

Eleanor Ruiz

Associate, Reed Smith
Year of Qualified: England & Wales - 2014 and Hong Kong - 2017

Eleanor specializes in complex commercial disputes, insurance recovery and insolvency-related disputes, including professional negligence claims. She represents a broad range of clients, including liquidators, investment and retail banks, corporations, insurance companies and brokers. 

Eleanor trained and qualified at Reed Smith in London in the Global Commercial Disputes Group, handling general commercial disputes and insurance recovery matters.

In 2016 she moved to Hong Kong, where she joined a specialist investigative dispute resolution practice and qualified as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong.  There she worked on insolvencies being litigated in the Hong Kong courts, including professional negligence claims involving directors, auditors and other professional service providers.

Eleanor returned to Reed Smith in London in 2019, re-joining the Global Commercial Disputes Group.

Eleanor was seconded to one of the UK's largest retail banks for six months, advising the business in respect of various disputes and advising on insurance coverage for the settlement of PPI claims.

Eleanor is actively involved in pro bono. She participates in legal advice clinics and is part of a large case team working alongside Amicus, helping provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the U.S.

Contributed to


Subrogation in insurance and reinsurance
Subrogation in insurance and reinsurance
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a guide to subrogation in the context of insurance. It explains the legal basis and purpose of subrogation and its practical application. This Practice Note provides guidance on how to distinguish rights of subrogation from other rights, such as assignment or contribution claims. It covers common situations such as subrogation against co-insureds and the application of express subrogation clauses or waiver of subrogation. It also explains the allocation of recoveries and the duty of the insured to co-operate with insurers.

Qualified Year

  • 2014


  • The Law Society


  • Newnham College, University of Cambridge ' BA (Hons), 2010
  • BPP ' LPC, 2011

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