Helen Edwards is to be the new head of real estate, taking over from Peter Dawson on 1 July 2017.  

Helen has been with the firm for over 10 years, and made partner in 2008. Helen advises clients on investment acquisitions and disposals, premises for major retail clients, development work and real estate finance, and also has experience in dealing with high-value office lettings and complex portfolio transactions.

Helen has been described by legal directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as “very personable, with an excellent commercial attitude” and as being “extremely efficient”.

Of her new position, Helen says: “I am delighted to be leading such a close-knit, skilled team which has, for good reason, such a strong reputation in its field.

Russell-Cooke has a very solid real estate offering and is well-placed to take on complex, time-critical or high-value deals, including those requiring management of multi-disciplinary teams. Clients include publicly-quoted companies and private investors and developers as well as retail companies needing on-going real estate advice.

Both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 rank Russell-Cooke amongst the leading real estate teams in London with clients describing them as “proactive, and responsive, as well as imaginative in their approach to difficult situations.”