Bob Ruddiman is a graduate of Aberdeen University. He trained with Shepherd & Wedderburn and worked there for two and a half years after qualifying in 1989. In November 1991 he joined Elf Enterprise Caledonia Limited where he worked as legal counsel in Aberdeen and London. He returned to Aberdeen in November 1993 to become involved in developing the Aberdeen office of a London law firm. He is now Partner at McGrigors specialising in oil and gas work. His interests include sport and travel.