Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Christian

Disputes in this area of the law can be demanding, complex, and emotionally draining for clients. I aim to provide pragmatic and objective advice to best help guide clients through these difficult situations and legal procedures. I pay particular attention to achieving cost-effective resolutions for my clients.

Christian joined Russell-Cooke in November 2023 after qualifying from a central London law firm.

He spent over three years working on the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, helping to represent a large number of bereaved, survivors and residents. 

Christian then worked for 12 months as a trainee in a private client team, focusing on both contentious and non-contentious matters. 

He advises on claims brought against a deceased individual’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 as well as other wills disputes such as claims of undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity. 

Christian also advises on matters in the court of protection, Particularly in regards to capacity and deputyship disputes.


  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims: helped to advise adult children against a claim made against their father’s estate by their father’s estranged partner
  • Court of Protection disputes: assisted in an application from the mother of a protected individual, seeking the removal of a law firm as the assigned Deputy. 
  • Devastavit claims: assisting a sole beneficiary claim against negligent executors who mismanaged her partner’s estate, resulting in financial loss
  • Wills challenges: Advised beneficiaries on challenges against their father’s Will, alleging lack of capacity and undue influence


  • Read History at the University of Exeter – Upper Second Class BA (Hons)
  • Read Law at the University of Exeter – Upper Second Class LLB (Hons)
  • Completed the Solicitors Qualifying Examination upon first attempt


  • Member of CoPPA (Association for Court of Protection solicitors)
  • Member of ConTrA (Contentious Trusts Association)