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This year's edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide once again recognised Russell-Cooke for its excellence in advising the private wealth sector. Nine of the firm’s experts are ranked across three practice areas: Private Wealth Law, Private Wealth Disputes and Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth.

This year saw a promotion to Band 3 for the trusts and estates disputes team and a first-time ranking for senior associate Tom Deely who has been recognised as an Associate to Watch.

The full list of teams and individuals recommended are:

  • The firm’s trust and estates disputes practice has been promoted for a second year running in Private wealth disputes (London) up to Band 3 with head of team Alison Regan ranked as a leading individual and senior associate Tom Deely named as an associate to watch for the first time.
  • The family team is ranked again in Band 3 of Family/matrimonial (UK-wide) with partners James Carroll, Kate Hamilton and Fiona Read ranked as leading individuals. James Carroll is also recommended in the Mediators (UK-wide) table.
  • The private client team are ranked at Band 5 in the Private wealth law (London) category. Consultant Richard Frimston is named as one of the sector’s Senior Statespeople, with partners Rebecca Fisher and Julie Man ranked as leading individuals in London and Guildford and surrounds respectively. Partner Andrew Godfrey is listed as a Foreign expert for Italy.

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 firm's full rankings can be viewed on Chambers.com.

Joint Managing Partner James Carroll says: This past year we saw the publication of our first ever Family Office Report – The Generation Game, which is based on conversations between members of the Russell-Cooke Family Office with experts in wealth and estate management, philanthropy and psychology about the current climate for families and the outlook for the future. We have some incredibly impressive lawyers doing fantastic work for these HNW clients – often, given our discretion, without our shouting about it. That is how our clients, and we, like to keep it. But I do think the recognition of my colleagues in the family, private client and trust and estates disputes teams in Chambers High Net Worth is worth applauding. I am incredibly proud and pleased to be a part of such a strong team of lawyers working at the top of their games and also managing to be genuinely great colleagues and fun people to work with.

In further recognition for the private wealth team, the firm has been nominated in the STEP Private Client Awards 2021 in Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm) and Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm). Fiona Read is listed as a Top Recommended family lawyer in Spears 500 2020 and Alison Regan has been shortlisted for the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2022.