Prior to joining Christie’s, Ruth Cornett worked as a tax adviser in a number of professional firms in the City and the West End of London. After training as an art historian and working as a curator in the V&A, Ruth changed careers in 1992, studying law and qualifying as a chartered tax adviser in 1998 and as a trust and estate practitioner in 2008.

Ruth advises a broad spectrum of clients on a range of tax matters with a particular emphasis on the taxation of chattels, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. Ruth also serves as an observer on the Historic Houses Association tax and political committee and has lectured for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Christie’s Education.