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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 8 Bedford Row
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC1R 4BX

Firm profile submitted by Russell-Cooke

Senior Partner: John Gould
Number of partners: 61
Number of lawyers: 148
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Russell-Cooke is a top 100 London law firm with around 200 specialist solicitors and lawyers. It’s highly regarded specialists, breadth of expertise and mix of commercial, private and public sector clients reflect the complex legal needs of contemporary London. Many of the firm’s teams are leaders in their fields, with peer-group accolades in areas as diverse as real estate, professional regulation, crime and children law. Pursuing its strategy of sustainable development, the firm has expanded through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. It has extended its breadth but retained a strong focus on service quality and a principled commitment to a small proportion of publicly-funded work.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
French Law & Property
Trust & Estate Disputes
Family & Children

Main Areas Of Practice:
Estate Planning: The firm offers specialist advice on crossborder estate planning, wills and administration of estates for clients, including individuals and families. The private client team is highly experienced in dealing with inter-generational planning, entrepreneurs, care and protection of vulnerable persons and their assets across multiple jurisdictions.
Contact: Richard Frimston
Tel: +44 20 8394 6217
Email: [email protected]

French Law & Property: The specialist bilingual team advise individuals on all aspects of French property law including sales and purchases and ownership structures as well as providing advice on estate planning and wills, cross-border tax advice involving French properties, French probate and administration of successions often involving complex cross border issues, capacity issues involving French property and transfers of property following divorce.
Contact: Dawn Alderson
Tel: +44 20 8394 6373
Email: [email protected]

Trust & Estate Disputes: The trust and estate disputes team is experienced in dealing with disputes regarding high-value cross-border estates and trusts. The team also advise clients on capacity issues, including disputes in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) and applications to the Court of Protection.
Contact: Alison Regan
Tel: +44 20 8394 6549
Email: [email protected]

Family & Children: The team includes many ADR practitioners including mediators, collaborative lawyers and an arbitrator who advise clients on issues including divorce and separation, arrangements for children, pre and post nuptial agreements, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, applications for the removal of children from the jurisdiction and international children matters. The team has considerable experience in advising on cases involving individuals with significant resources including those with company interests and complex corporate structures, large family trusts, overseas assets and pensions.
Contact: Fiona Read
Tel: +44 20 8394 6324
Email: [email protected]

Immigration: The immigration team advise on the full spectrum of UK immigration law as it relates to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and/or professional foreign nationals and their families. Typical matters include Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur visas.
Contact: Edward Wanambwa
Tel: +44 20 8394 6445
Email: [email protected]

Property: The team advise on high-value residential and commercial property transactions for highnet- worth individuals and investors including acquisitions and disposals, development and construction, funding, investment, secured lending, landlord and tenant, planning and portfolio management. Acting for many overseas clients, the team has considerable experience in auction work and transactions that are particularly complex as well as those that are time critical.
Contact: Arnold Isaacson
Tel: +44 20 8394 6511
Email: [email protected]


  • 2 Putney Hill,
  • Putney,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • SW15 6AB
  • Tel (020) 8789 9111
  • Fax (020) 8780 1194
  • DX 59456 Putney
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Bishop's Palace House,
  • Kingston Bridge,
  • Kingston-upon-Thames,
  • Surrey
  • UK
  • KT1 1QN
  • Tel (020) 8546 6111
  • Fax (020) 8541 4404
  • DX 31546 Kingston
  • Email : [email protected]