Ruth Shah-Wigley

Ruth Shah-Wigley


Ruth Shah-Wigley is a Consultant whose experience and understanding includes dealing with all matters related to the ESG aspects/elements of investments and includes analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. She also has experience and understanding of the application of key international frameworks, multi-stakeholders, and civil society initiatives. She possesses a breadth of specialised expertise on human rights matters, particularly in business and human rights as well as women and children’s rights.

Ruth is the founder and Managing Director of ARS IURA Consultancy Services Limited (“ARS IURA”), a boutique management consultancy firm which provides ongoing support to businesses and organisations seeking to implement human rights at national and international standards; tackle ESG issues and address the human rights impact on people and communities that result from their business operations.

Ruth offers highly skilled and expert advice and support, tailored at ensuring best practice and realistic solutions through the provision of professional and technical services that include training and capacity building, strategy development, research, impact assessments, monitoring and evaluations, project/program management and implementation, preparing and setting out standard operating procedures, stakeholder engagement and policy review and development and due diligence exercises.

Ruth is a barrister by profession, with a past multi-disciplinary practice including in commercial/corporate law, and that together with her legal and professional skills experience gives her the ability to offer specialised expertise in her areas of competence.

She is called to the Bar in England and Wales and in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Circuit).

Ruth undertook her PG Diploma in Professional and Legal Skills at the Inns of Court School of Law, London, England. She read BA (Hons) Legal Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England. She also has a Masters of the Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Hull, Hull, England and a certificate of participation: MOOC on Business and Human Rights, Global Campus of Human Rights.

Ruth is a member in the following professional bodies:

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Anguilla Circuit
  • Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands Circuit
  • Member of Gray’s Inn
  • Member of International Bar Association