Russell-Cooke is providing a range of legal advice to Carnival Village Trust Ltd and Notting Hill Carnival Ltd in relation to this year's carnival.

After a successful bid to be the organiser of this year's event, Carnival Village Trust set up Notting Hill Carnival Ltd to deliver the 2018 carnival through funding provided by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RB KC), the City of Westminster, and the Greater London Authority. Carnival Village Trust, based in Notting Hill, is a national portfolio organisation funded by the Arts Council and by RB KC.

The charity department has provided advice on a range of funding and contractual issues. The litigation team has also advised Carnival Village Trust as an interested party in successfully opposing an application for leave for judicial review of the decision of RB KC to award CVT funding for the purpose of the Carnival.