Sarah Arnold

Russell-Cooke grows contentious trusts and estates team in central London

Alison Regan, Joint Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke Solicitors and head of the trusts wills estate disputes team. Sarah Arnold
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Alison Regan, Sarah Arnold

Russell-Cooke has welcomed Sarah Arnold as a partner in its contentious trust and estates team based in its central London office on Bedford Row.

Sarah advises on a wide range of domestic and international estate and trust litigation including will validity disputes, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, validity of lifetime transactions, disputes between executors and/or personal representatives and claims based upon estoppel and/or constructive trusts. She also specialises in contentious issues relating to the Court of Protection. 

Sarah has a decade of experience having qualified in 2010 and joins from Penningtons Manches Cooper. She holds the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) diploma.

Sarah’s appointment follows the arrival of senior associate Giles Hall to the team in March and associate Kirsty Manley in January of this year, bringing the number of contentious trust lawyers based in central London to six, including the head of practice Alison Regan, with a further three based in Putney.

“It’s an exciting time for our fast-growing team. We are expanding our central London contentious trust and estates practice to support our wider Private Client and Family Office offering and Sarah’s arrival adds further strength in depth and additional specialist expertise for our clients to draw on. Sarah’s experience across all aspects of contentious trusts is incredibly valuable and we all look forward to working with her. Welcome, Sarah!”
Alison Regan, Joint Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke Solicitors and head of the trusts wills estate disputes team.
Alison Regan • Partner
I’m very pleased to be joining such a well-respected and established team, and from my first conversations with Alison and everyone at Russell-Cooke I’ve been impressed with the firm’s clear growth strategy and fantastic breadth of support for its people and its clients. I know first-hand that the people here are not just excellent lawyers, but great people too.
Sarah Arnold
Sarah Arnold • Partner
Families are facing significant changes to the various methods at their disposal for managing their wealth and succession – particularly those whose affairs have international or cross-border aspects following recent reforms to the non-dom status. Meanwhile pressure continues to be felt in the UK probate system despite the major reforms to the process last year. Uncertainty increases the potential risk of disputes, adding to what are already challenging and emotionally taxing issues for individuals and their families. Russell-Cooke’s breadth of offering means that we are able to provide holistic support to families, helping them to navigate, proactively mitigate, and resolve, disputes and conflicts no matter the complexity.”
Sarah Arnold
Sarah Arnold • Partner

Sarah’s arrival brings the total number of partners at Russell-Cooke to 62.

This has featured in EPrivateClient (viewed by subscription only), New Law Journal and Wealth Briefing.

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