Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide sees strong gains for Russell-Cooke’s private wealth specialists

James Carroll, Joint Managing Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team. Alison Regan, Joint Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke Solicitors and head of the trusts wills estate disputes team. Fiona Read, Partner, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Family team Kate Hamilton, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team. Richard Frimston, Consultant in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
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James Carroll, Alison Regan, Fiona Read, Kate Hamilton, Richard Frimston

This year's edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide sees strong gains for Russell-Cooke’s private wealth specialists with several new Band 1 rankings and new additions to the rankings.

There is a promotion to Band 1 in the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth category and two new Band 1 individual rankings for joint managing partner James Carroll and consultant Simon Mapstone. There are further new rankings for partners Gareth Ledsham, Hannah Minty, Jemma Pollock and Chris Salomons.

Thirteen of the firm’s experts are ranked across three categories: Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes.

The full list of teams and individuals recommended are:

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth is now in Band 1 (promoted from Band 3 of Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth). Partners James Carroll, Kate Hamilton and Fiona Read are ranked as leading individuals. Hannah Minty features in the Up and Coming partner rankings with Jemma Pollock ranked amongst Associates to Watch (rightly so as she has since been promoted to partnership).

Family/Matrimonial: Mediators: James Carroll is again recommended.

Private wealth law (London): promoted to Band 4 from Band 5. Consultant Richard Frimston continues 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. Christopher Salomons features for the first time in the Up and Coming partner rankings.

Private wealth disputes (London): Band 3. joint managing partner Alison Regan is ranked alongside partner Gareth Ledsham who joins the ranked leaders for the first time.

Real estate: High Value Residential: the firm is featured for the first time with recent arrival consultant Simon Mapstone ranked as Band 1.

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 HNW 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

Joint Managing Partner James Carroll says: 

“These results are amazing – I’m glowing with pride for my colleagues to get the recognition they rightly deserve. These rankings are a testament to the excellent work carried out by our family, private client and trust and estates disputes teams during the past year. The benefit of having lawyers from different disciplines working together for clients in our family office team is being increasingly recognised by our clients and our peers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my colleagues are friends and people I choose to both work and spend time with. Their skill and empathy in dealing with individuals in difficult life situations is enhanced by their ability to be relatable and human at all times. I feel genuinely privileged to be on Team Russell-Cooke. Big thanks to all those clients and contacts who said such lovely things about us and made the effort to comment – it is hugely appreciated.”

The family team has also been shortlisted in the Chambers High Net Worth awards. The winners will be announced on 21 July.

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