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Russell-Cooke is one of the country’s top 100 law firms with over 170 highly-regarded specialist lawyers across 3 offices. We advise a mix of commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and personal clients. Our breadth of expertise means we can tackle complex multi- dimensional cases that are often beyond the scope of many other firms of solicitors. A significant proportion of our work comes from referrals from other solicitors or professional firms. Many of our specialist teams are rated as leaders in their fields and are quoted in the leading legal directories. Russell-Cooke is ‘a very strong firm in the area [Court of Protection] , particularly on the property and financial affairs side’. Legal 500 2014 Richard Frimston is a renowned expert in the field of international tax and a highly regarded figure in the private client legal market.”He is a guru on cross-border issues and is always willing to share his background knowledge. Chambers 2015 Russell-Cooke has strength in international law issues such as cross- border succession, matrimonial property regimes and capacity. Richard Frimston is ‘a highly experienced and impressive adviser’; and Dawn Alderson leads a team acting for high-net-worth French nationals. Legal 500 2014

We offer high-quality specialist advice on nearly any legal matter, personal or professional, including:

n cross-border capacity issues

n money laundering and fraud

n cross-border succession, capacity and tax

n dispute resolution and professional negligence

n employment & immigration

n family mediation and arbitration

children law

n estate planning, wills and probate


n Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection

n trust and estates disputes

n French law & property

criminal litigation


n corporate and commercial

recovery & insolvency


Many of our private client and family solicitors are known for being specialists in cross-border issues, including succession and tax planning, and matters such as the effect of matrimonial property regimes. Our Court of Protection specialists deal with complex problems in the area of capacity, including the issues that arise when more than one jurisdiction is involved, such as:

n cross-border protective

n recognition and enforcement of protective measures from and in other countries

measures that can be taken for people who have lost capacity to manage their own affairs

Many of our solicitors are members of professional organisations such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly, and the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

n the use of Powers of Attorney from and in other countries

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