Russell-Cooke has this year promoted five of its senior associates to the partnership, effective 1 July 2018.
- Hannah Field joined Russell-Cooke in 2010, having qualified into the family team of a London firm in 2007. She has developed her practice based on expertise across a broad range of family law issues including divorce, matrimonial finances, cohabitation disputes, pre and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence orders as well as private law disputes relating to children. She is a member of Resolution and is a trained collaborative lawyer.
- James Harris joined Russell-Cooke’s real estate team in 2013. He advises landlords, tenants, investors, developers, banks, pension funds and development finance providers on a wide range of property transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, leases, property management and secured lending.
- Amy Lewis joined Russell-Cooke in 2015. She specialises in enfranchisements and lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, acting for both landlords and tenants. Amy also deals with commercial property in a range of non-contentious matters. She acts for a wide range of clients, including recently working with furniture company ‘Loaf’ in acquiring a number of new premises as part of a planned roll out of new stores nationwide.
- Rachel Stewart advises on residential property law, specialising in acting for clients with high value properties particularly in the Surrey landed estates. She works closely with the private client team on not only probate cases but also a wide range of other matters involving Court of Protection, trust sales and complex tax administration. She joined Russell-Cooke as a conveyancing solicitor in 2004, having trained at a Manchester firm.
- Lucy Wilton trained with Russell-Cooke and qualified into the clinical negligence and personal injury team in 2007. Her expertise includes cases involving alleged negligence on the part of hospitals, individual doctors or other medical practitioners and on the part of nursing or care homes. In particular, Lucy has built a reputation for helping those who have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of negligence. Lucy also represents individuals and organisations at inquests in the coroners' courts.
Senior Partner, John Gould, said "As the firm grows it naturally creates opportunities for its lawyers at partner level and elsewhere. We are delighted that five such strong candidates have joined the partnership this year."
These five promotions will bring the total number of partners to 62. Aligned with this partner growth, the firm has also promoted nine lawyers to the role of senior associate across six practice areas - children and education law, family, litigation, private client, real estate and trust and estate disputes.