Russell-Cooke is pleased to welcome Michael Parkinson, Matt Bosworth and Paolo Sidoli to the partnership.

Michael specialises in complex mainstream and cross-jurisdictional private client work, including agriculture and heritage. His recruitment enhances the firm's excellent reputation in the private client field. Michael joins the firm from Macfarlanes where he trained and qualified in 2002. He is editor of the "Obtaining the Grant" section of the Butterworths Wills, Probate and Administration Service.

Matt joined Russell-Cooke's Regulation department on qualifying in 2005. He specialises in professional regulation and intellectual property rights protection in both civil and criminal matters. Matt is ranked amongst the leading lawyers for professional discipline work in the UK by Chambers 2009.

Paolo joins the firm's Commercial Litigation team from Clarke Willmott, having previously worked at Nabarro for a number of years. He brings with him extensive experience in contentious company, commercial and sports-related disputes and claims involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Paolo was recommended in Legal 500 2008 in the field of commercial litigation.

Michael, Matt and Paolo join other recent partner recruit, James Carroll, bringing the firm's partnership to 48 and reflecting the continued expansion of its regulatory, litigation, family and private client practices.