Law firm Russell-Cooke has announced the appointment of Vanessa Collins as legal director in its Kingston office.
Vanessa Collins, formerly a Director at Sinclairs Law in Twickenham, advises on estate and succession planning and specialises in Court of Protection matters including deputyship applications for personal welfare and/or property & financial affairs, in particular for individuals with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) and lasting powers of attorney. She brings new experience to the team in advice and representation (including withdrawal of treatment) in serious medical treatment matters including the case of Pippa Knight (Child) in 2021 and RY(Adult) in 2016.
Her expertise further enhances the growing private client offering in Kingston where she joins partners Kieran Bowe and Julie Man and their team of 11 fee-earners.
Following a move to new offices in January 2023, the Kingston office has seen additional growth with a series of senior recruits, including a legal director and senior associate who joined the education team in the summer.
“We are delighted to welcome Vanessa to our Kingston office. Her extensive experience will enhance our existing expertise. Her focus on vulnerable clients and her excellent client care align perfectly with our firm’s values. Vanessa joins at a very positive time for the office, where we are still flushed with the success of winning the Surrey Law Society Law Firm of the Year award and pleased to get such high-profile recognition for the team.”
“Having specialised in private client work for some 20 years I’m excited to enter into a new phase of my career with Russell-Cooke. Joining a top 100 law firm with such a strong reputation both nationally and locally and with such a broad range of expertise will allow me to expand my practice and provide an even better service to my clients.”