Russell-Cooke is pleased to announce that a new partner, Andrew Studd, has joined the firm’s Charity Team.

Andrew is a commercial and transactional lawyer who specialises in advising charities, social enterprises, trade associations, membership and other not-for-profit organisations. His extensive experience is a significant new resource for the Team’s expanding client base.

Andrew joins the Team from Bates Wells & Braithwaite where he was a partner. Prior to that Andrew worked as in-house counsel for major international development agency, Care International UK and spent ten years in the commercial team at Ashursts where he advised on major international transactions and management buyouts. His work includes advising on a wide range of charity law issues, constitutional and governance matters, commercial contracts, mergers and incorporations, joint ventures and reorganisations.

The Charity Team at Russell-Cooke now has eleven partners and solicitors providing advice on all areas of charity, company, commercial, employment and property law. The Team, which is among the top three charity advisors in the country, continues to grow and develop to meet the changing requirements of the sector.