Russell-Cooke's Commercial Property Department have been kept busy over the last 8 months acting for ‘Pret A Manger', dealing with the property aspects of the sale of a majority stake in the company. This involved collating information, dealing with enquiries and maintaining a secure and confidential property data room where interested parties could inspect documents relating to the company's property assets, which exceed 200 shops internationally.

Jim Fairclough (Partner - Russell-Cooke) acted for the co-founders Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham when they opened their first sandwich shop in Victoria, back in 1986.
Russell-Cooke have acted as Pret A Manger's property lawyers since the Pret A Manger concept was created. In commenting on the sale, Jim Fairclough said "Little else gives a lawyer greater satisfaction than seeing your client successfully progress from relatively humble beginnings to a well-known international entity".