Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide has once again recognised Russell-Cooke for its expertise advising the private wealth sector. The firm’s family/matrimonial, private wealth and private wealth disputes teams are recommended, with 10 expert lawyers named.

This year saw new rankings for the private wealth disputes team (Band 4); partner Camilla Thornton (Family/matrimonial UK-wide) and new partner Julie Man (private wealth law Guildford and surrounds); partner James Carroll was also added to the Spotlight Table for his profile as a family law mediator.

The teams and individuals recommended are:

Family/matrimonial (UK-wide) – Band 3

  • James Carroll (Band 2)
  • Kate Hamilton (Band 3)
  • Fiona Read (Band 3)
  • Camilla Thornton (Band 3)

Family/matrimonial: mediators (UK-wide)

  • James Carroll (Spotlight table)

Private wealth law (London) – Band 5

  • Richard Frimston (Senior Statespeople)
  • Rebecca Fisher (Band 5)

Private wealth law (Guildford and surrounds)

  • Julie Man (Band 2)

Private wealth law (Foreign Expertise)

  • Dawn Alderson (Spotlight table for France)
  • Andrew Godfrey (Spotlight table for Italy)

Private wealth disputes (London) – Band 4

  • Alison Regan (Band 3)

Published annually since 2016, Chambers HNW is a guide to the world's leading high net worth advisers. The rankings and commentary are produced from thousands of research interviews with professional advisers to high net worth individuals and their clients. Amongst those advisers recommended are the leading UK lawyers specifically focused on the international private wealth market.

The guide can be viewed via Chambers.com.

Senior Partner John Gould commented: "Since the foundation of the firm in 1880 Russell-Cooke's expertise and approach has been attractive to sophisticated high net worth clients. We have acted for some families for generations as wealth has been handed down, but many clients now are successful entrepreneurs or City figures. The range of advice and support we offer to individuals and families, particularly in a crisis, is exceptional. This range came together in the creation of our successful Family Office Team by which highly experienced lawyers from different specialisations are brought together to offer clients ongoing and seamless support."

"It is pleasing that we continue to earn praise in Chambers HNW for our teams and individual lawyers. They provide sensitive and highly confidential services. Our high net worth and ultra high net worth  clients know they can trust us absolutely to keep their confidences as we never disclose their names or talk about their cases externally. For this reason it is a tribute to the research process at Chambers that the researchers are able to establish and  recognise the impressive work done by our teams."