Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Carmen

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is guiding clients through what can be overwhelming and difficult issues or circumstances and ensuring I achieve the best outcome for their matter.

Carmen advises clients on all aspects of private client law including wills, estate planning and trusts, probate and estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. 

She is known for her compassionate approach, her attention to detail and her ability to guide clients through complex cross-border matters.

Carmen is bilingual. She was born in Spain and has studied law and worked in law firms in both the UK and Spain.

Carmen qualified as a solicitor at a leading private client firm in 2018 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2023.


  • Assisted in the setting up of a leading private client firm’s trust corporation for the purposes of acting as an executor or trustee in the administration of trusts and/or estates

  • Drafted UK only estate wills for a non-domiciled high-net-worth couple living in Spain ensuring those wills did not revoke their previous non-UK wills

  • Involved in the administration of a complicated intestate estate matter involving the appointment of international probate genealogists


  • Read law with Hispanic law at University College London and Universidad Carlos III Madrid 

  • Completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Holborn

  • Qualified as an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator


Carmen's highlights



Domicile and inheritance tax implications

You have spent years of your life working and finally find yourself moving abroad for a well-deserved retirement. Perhaps instead you are relocating to another country...
Carmen Acuyo, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
Carmen Acuyo
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The Brexit pitfall for UK inheritance tax reliefs and charitable tax exemptions

Private client associate, Carmen Acuyo, delves into the changes to charitable tax exemptions post-Brexit and the potential impact on legacies...
Carmen Acuyo, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
Carmen Acuyo
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