Peter Dawson leads ‘a strong, well-connected, personable and respected team’ which includes Helen Edwards, who has an ‘excellent commercial attitude’; Arnold Isaacson, who ‘always takes a keen personal interest in clients’; and ‘commercially savvy’ senior associate Rachel Beaumont. The firm has a flourishing retail practice for clients including Matalan, Pret A Manger and Kingdom of Sweets.
- Legal 500 2013, Commercial Property
Russell-Cooke LLP is noted for its ‘professional, prompt and flexible’ handling of residential and retail matters, for clients including Grainger and Pret a Manger. Jason Hunter is ‘responsible and sensible’.
- Legal 500 2013, Property Litigation
What the team is known for:
Acts on the acquisition and disposal of investment properties and portfolios, with expertise in the energy and retail sectors. Also active in development work.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
Client service: "Russell-Cooke is a fantastic legal firm which provides strong advice with clients' interests at the core. Each member of the team is extremely attentive, and they handle each matter with due care and attention."
Commercial awareness: "They are reliable and understanding of a client's requirements."
Peter Dawson is head of the real estate department and has a wide-ranging practice. Areas of particular expertise include business tenancy provisions and pre-emption rights relating to the Landlord and Tenant Acts of 1954 and 1987.
Helen Edwards's practice covers investment, development, pre-letting and property management. Clients say she "is very efficient, keeps the client informed of progress and delays, and provides clear recommendations."
- Chambers 2014, Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market - London
Russell-Cooke LLP is ‘more alive to the issues’ than some competitors, and a regular opponent of heavyweight firms.
- Legal 500 2012
The firm is ‘excellent value for money’, and delivers ‘superb client care’.
- Legal 500 2012