Russell-Cooke has announced the expansion of its private client and family law teams with the hire of two new partners, who join the firm's office in Kingston, Surrey.

Julie Man, who joins the private client team, was previously a partner at law firm Mundays LLP, where, from 2013, she was head of private client.

Julie brings with her almost 14 years of experience in the private client industry, including expertise in working with family estates and high net worth individuals. She also has a track record of leading a team specialised in tackling complex wills, dealing with business owners, domicile and cross border issues for international clients, estate planning, wills dealing with sensitive family relationships in today's 'modern families', tax planning, trust creation and administration.

Julie's experience and thorough knowledge of the private client industry has long established her as a leading practitioner of private client services.

Julie is included in the 2020 Chambers legal rankings as a leading individual in the high net worth space, with her ability to demonstrate 'valuable experience and expertise' highlighted.

Miranda Green, who has been appointed to the family team, also joins from Mundays where she was a partner and, since 2016, head of the family department. Miranda brings more than two decades of post-qualified experience in family law and is currently the only Resolution International Specialist in Surrey, and one of only fifteen in England and Wales. In this capacity, she has worked on a wide variety of complex and high-value matrimonial work, ranging from divorce proceedings including cross-border separations and cases involving multijurisdictional assets, to pre-nuptial agreements and complex children arrangements.

Miranda is ranked by Chambers UK 2020 for family/matrimonial law.

Both Julie and Miranda officially became partners at Russell-Cooke as of 2 March 2020.

Julie and Miranda will be based in the firm's Surrey office, located in Kingston-Upon-Thames, further strengthening Russell-Cooke's presence in Surrey and South West London.

Their arrival is a key milestone in a wider programme of investment by the firm into its Surrey practice, including a continued expansion of the team at the Kingston office, establishing a stronger and committed presence in Elmbridge (Cobham, Esher, Oxshott and surrounding areas), as well as a major remodelling of the firm's offices.

Jonathan Thornton, managing partner, commented:

"We can think of no better lawyers to have joining the Kingston team than Julie and Miranda. They both have exceptional reputations for the standard of their client service, and the depth and range of their expertise. Their addition to the team further enhances our ability to offer the full spectrum of services required by wealthy individuals and their families who are based in the Surrey region as well as further afield. As a firm, we have a distinct heritage in South West London and Surrey and are continuing to invest in our presence in the region, to consolidate our position as the favoured destination for individuals and businesses with complex affairs requiring the very best legal advisers."

Julie Man added:

"Russell-Cooke has a deserved reputation for excellence in private client services and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue developing this reputation in the Kingston Office. A well-known location of choice for domestic and internationally mobile individuals seeking to maintain access to the London economic powerhouse, we have seen a growing demand in Surrey for legal services which cater to the complex requirements of this discerning demographic and which, with the expansion of our offering in Kingston, we are ideally placed to meet."

Miranda Green added:

"I couldn't be happier to be joining Russell-Cooke at such an exciting time, both for the firm as a whole and for the Surrey team in particular. Having been in practice in the Surrey market for a number of years, I have seen Russell-Cooke's remarkable expansion, both in the size and expertise of the team, but also in the firm's stature and reputation in this key market. Family law is a sensitive and deeply bespoke service, with each individual having their own personal concerns and objectives - and I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues to help our clients navigate and mitigate any challenges they may be facing."

Julie Man and Miranda Green's appointments follow the appointment of partner Neil Dryer to the real estate team in January 2020 and brings the total number of partners at Russell-Cooke to 58.

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