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Fisher German Partner Ruth Ofield has been appointed to a panel of experts which explores technical issues relating to the pipeline industry. The Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG) Utilities Panel is made of representatives from across the industry and acts as a meeting place for the discussion of technical pipeline matters across the utilities sector.

We have a long-standing relationship with PIG which stretches back more than a decade, with Fisher German associate director Rachel Bridge currently chair of the Midlands branch.

The Utilities Panel committee meetings are held every quarter where discussions take place around developments in the sector, best practice and how research can be improved. Members of the panel are also responsible for delivering presentations at conferences and seminars as well as arranging appropriate technical visits for Guild members to benefit the wider industry.

Ruth, who has been with us for 10 years, brings with her a wealth of experience in utilities. In her role at the firm she advises on a range of professional matters, acting for clients in the water, electricity and gas industries, and has been involved in a varied range of infrastructure schemes involving referencing, negotiations of access, preparation of consents and notices, negotiation of compensation, licenses and acquisition of land.

Ruth also holds the position of Examinations Convenor for the Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers’ Association and is an examiner for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

She said: “I am extremely pleased to be appointed to the PIG utilities panel. It is an excellent opportunity to get involved with utilities matters wider than Fisher German and our clients. The panel is made up of a variety of experts who all have very interesting careers, and I look forward to working with them and finding out more about their roles. I am the only land agent on the panel and hope to share my knowledge to benefit other pipeline professionals and help shape the future of the industry.” Anyone who would like to find out more about how to get involved with PIG can contact Rachel Bridge on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..