Law firm Russell-Cooke has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories of the STEP Private Client Awards: Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm) and Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm).

STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. The STEP Private Client Awards seek to highlight international solicitors/attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors who excel in their respective fields. Each year, an independent judging panel shortlists up to five nominees per category with the help of an independent panel of experts selected by the judges.

Nominees were asked to outline notable cases, provide evidence of their team’s technical expertise, demonstrate how their team secures new client relationships in their specialist fields, highlight examples of innovation, and to showcase their commitment to the wider profession. This information was further supported by references from peers, referrers and other co-professionals.

The winners will be announced at a virtual event on 23 September 2021.

Alison Regan, head of the firm's trust and estates disputes team, commented: “This is an outstanding result for us, regardless of the final outcome. Being shortlisted for this award is a reflection of the expertise that runs throughout our team and rightfully places us amongst our peers.”

Private client partner Rebecca Fisher, who heads the Russell-Cooke Family Office Service, added: “It is great to see our hard work and the expertise of our practitioners recognised by the judges. Being shortlisted for such a prestigious award is encouraging, rewarding and an accurate reflection of our standing in the market.”

The full list of finalists was announced on the STEP Private Client Awards website on 2 July 2021.

PCA21 Finalist Private Mid
PCA21 Finalist Contentious Mid