Awards & accreditations

Many Russell-Cooke teams and people are leaders in their fields, winning peer-group accolades in areas as diverse as commercial property, regulation, crime and childcare law.

The Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 Winner

Russell-Cooke is a Lexcel accredited law firm:

Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the high management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.


The Times Best Law Firms 2023

The 2023 edition ranked us as one of the top three Family law firms and in addition listed our teams in Commercial property, Crime, Landlord and tenant and Inheritance and succession planning/private client.

This annual law firm ranking is based on research amongst solicitors in England and Wales who are asked which practice they would instruct in each area of work.

The firm has been listed every year since the report was launched in 2019. From the list, only 13 firms, including Russell-Cooke, have commendations in all three of the main categories of Business Law, Public Law and Private Client. 

ePrivate Client 2022

Russell-Cooke has been listed by eprivateclient for the 12th consecutive year as among the best private client legal teams in the UK.


Chambers and Legal 500 are the leading legal directories in the UK. Both are based on references from research with clients, referrers, co-professionals and peers as well as submissions provided by the firm itself.

Chambers UK 2023

In the latest edition 32 Russell-Cooke lawyers, including two Senior Statespeople and four Band 1 individuals were ranked across 14 categories, including three Band 1 team rankings. Chambers listed Russell-Cooke as in the top 10 firms with the highest proportion of women ranked.

Chambers High Net Worth 2023

Twelve of the firm’s experts are ranked across four categories: Family/Matrimonial: Finance: High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law, Private Wealth Disputes and Real Estate: High Value Residential. The family team is ranked at Band 1 and was shortlisted for the Family Team of the Year in the Chambers High Net Worth Awards, both for the second year.

Legal 500 2023

The directory recommended 89 lawyers across 24 practice areas, with 30 lawyers ranked as leaders in their field. Four lawyers are listed in the Hall of Fame.


Wealth for Good Award Winner 2023

Best Philanthropy Offering - Europe

STEP Awards Winner 2023

Philanthropy Team of the Year

STEP Awards Finalist 2023

International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

Private Client Legal Team of the Year

STEP Awards Finalist 2022

Philanthropy Team of the Year

STEP Awards Finalist 2021

Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year

Private Client Legal Team of the Year

British Legal Awards Finalist 2022

Contentious Trusts and Estates Disputes Team of the Year

Private Client Team of the Year

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