Russell-Cooke has been shortlisted for the Philanthropy Team of the Year in the upcoming STEP Private Client Awards.
STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. The STEP Private Client Awards seek to recognise and celebrate excellence among solicitors/attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors. Each year, an independent judging panel shortlists up to five nominees per category with the help of an panel of experts selected by the judges.
Nominees were asked to outline the scope of their work and how they differentiate themselves from the competition; highlight specific work demonstrating their team’s professionalism and ability to tailor their work to the client; provide examples of innovation; and showcase their technical excellence and commitment to the wider profession.
Partner Pippa Garland and her team work with individual philanthropists, families and businesses, advising on their giving and charitable endeavours. They assist them in structuring their charitable giving in line with their values, and advise clients across a range of matters, from creating foundations to leaving legacies in wills. The team also advises family businesses on their corporate and social responsibility programmes.
Pippa Garland said “We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted and recognised for the philanthropy work that we do. It is such a pleasure to be able to support clients with the amazing work they do. It’s great to be recognised in this category alongside other major players.”
The other shortlisted firms in this category are: Farrer & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills and Withers. The winners will be announced on 13 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane.