Russell-Cooke has enhanced its private client practice with the hire of partner Andrew Godfrey.

Andrew joins from Penningtons Manches where he led the charity and Italian sectors in their London private client department. He advises families, individuals, charities and corporate entities on all aspects of private client law including estate planning, wills and administration, cross-border issues, tax planning and regularisation of tax affairs, as well as establishing charities and providing on-going advice.

His practice includes UK based clients and those with international affairs. Andrew has experience in providing onshore and offshore trust and tax advice including UK and non-UK capital tax planning, cross-border estate planning and cross-border charity advice.

Andrew is fluent in Italian, is the treasurer and committee member of the British Italian Law Association; and is also a member of ATT (Association of Tax Technicians), STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the Charity Law Association.

Richard Frimston, partner and head of the private client group, commented "Andrew's expertise not only strengthens our cross-border offering but his experience and character will also ensure our professional and bespoke service to clients remains second to none".