Russell-Cooke has made eight promotions to Partner and Senior Associate effective 1 July 2013.

One of the new promotions is Matthew Garrod who has been appointed Partner in their Commercial Property Group, bringing the Firm's partnership to 53.

Matthew has been with Russell-Cooke for almost eight years since joining shortly after qualification. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial property matters including investment property acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, business leases and property backed loans.

Most recently, Matthew has advised on a number of high profile transactions including the acquisition of Stratton House in Mayfair for £166 million, advising Pret A Manger on new lettings and pre-lets and acting for the Cubemaker Partnership in the acquisition of a mixed use property for £6.21 million.

Peter Dawson, Partner and Head of the Commercial Property Group at Russell-Cooke, said:

"This promotion is recognition of Matt's hard work since joining the firm. In the eight years he has been at the firm, Matt has worked on a string of impressive, high profile property deals and transactions. By putting clients' needs at the forefront of his work, he has built a name for himself as a trusted and helpful advisor."

Those promoted to Senior Associate are Patrick Delas, Michael Colledge, Hannah Field, Fiona Forsyth, Hannah Minty, Jo Rengger and Lucy Wilton who bolster the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, Family, French, Litigation and Leasehold Enfranchisement practice areas.

All the above eight promotions are effective as of 1 July 2013.

Editor notes:

Russell-Cooke is a top 100, London based law firm with 150 highly-regarded specialist solicitors and lawyers.

We advise a mix of commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and individual clients on areas of law including charity and social business, employment, property, crime, family and personal injury.

Our breadth of expertise means we can tackle complex multi-dimensional cases that are beyond the scope of many other firms of solicitors. A significant proportion of our work comes from referrals from other solicitors or professional firms.

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