Russell-Cooke has recently been appointed as solicitors to Surbiton Hockey Club. Founded in 1874, Surbiton Hockey Club (SHC) is the largest field hockey club in the UK and second oldest in the world.

With more than 1,200 members aged from six to over 60, SHC is one of the top performing clubs in the UK with teams at all levels achieving regional, national and international success.

SHC have a track record of providing players for GB teams, with three players having played in the Gold medal-winning women’s hockey team in Rio Olympics this summer.

As well as the client relationship, Russell-Cooke is also helping the club to develop facilities at their ground in Surrey with the sponsorship of a new electronic scoreboard for the main pitch.

Real estate partner Roger Ford, who is leading on the firm’s relationship with the club, said “We are delighted to be building a relationship with such a prestigious name in the world of hockey. These days, major sports clubs face a host of legal and regulatory issues that require a broad range of expert advice from child protection through to commercial contracts.”