Russell Cooke Bedford Row Holborn

About Rebecca

My approach is to have conversations before they become difficult conversations. My role is to understand family relationships and support my clients in making informed decisions about their future. I help them navigate all elements of estate planning, wealth transfer and succession; providing my clients with confidence in the choices they make.

Rebecca is an experienced private client lawyer working with both UK and international clients, including families, family businesses and entrepreneurs, trust companies and family offices.  

Rebecca is head of our family office and has particular expertise in advising entrepreneurs and multi-generational businesses on wealth planning, succession and protection. These clients face their own unique set of challenges. At the heart of Rebecca’s approach is to gain a real understanding of the clients’ family relationships. This often involves pulling together a team from across the firm to use a range of legal tools to support the client and their family – this can include corporate, family, disputes and charity expertise. 

Rebecca Fisher is an innovative, personable, thorough, determined lawyer. She is incredibly emotionally intelligent to what is going on with a client. At the same time she is also incredibly pragmatic and will not shy away from difficult discussions. All in all, a wonderful lawyer.
The Legal 500 (2024)

Rebecca advises families and coordinates professional advisers on significant sized estates and international probate, including the non- contentious aspects of administration of estates. This includes where there has been a dispute and our trust company, RCTC, is appointed.

Rebecca works closely with our trusts and estates disputes team. She regularly advises international clients on the inheritance tax and capital gains tax of property ownership in the UK. Rebecca has particular experience in dealing with Irish and US clients.

Rebecca has considerable experience advising individuals and family lawyers on the tax implications of separation and divorce. In particular, Rebecca provides tax and trust advice in the context of Schedule 1 proceedings (where financial provision of a child with unmarried parents).

Rebecca is very knowledgeable and takes a holistic view to clients.  She takes time early on ensuring that she captures as much essential information as possible in order to give them the right advice.
Chambers HNW (2022)

Memberships

  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of the Legus International Advisory Board
  • Member of Resolution’s Pensions Tax and Financial Remedy Committee - a specialist organisation for families and lawyers committed to promoting a constructive approach to family issues that consider the needs of the whole family
Rebecca has in depth knowledge of capital taxes and always asks insightful but practical questions to ensure that she secures the best result for the client.
The Legal 500 (2022)

Awards and accreditations

Rebecca's highlights

News

12.02.2024

How to pass on our properties equally to our children: gift or sell cheaply?—Financial Times

Partner Rebecca Fisher has responded to a reader's question in the Financial Times, posed by a couple who have...
Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
Rebecca Fisher
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26.01.2024

Partners Alison Regan and Rebecca Fisher ranked in Tier 1 of Private Client Global Elite Directory 2024

Partners Alison Regan and Rebecca Fisher have been recognised in the Private Client Global Elite Directory 2024, compiled...
Alison Regan, Joint Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke Solicitors and head of the trusts wills estate disputes team. Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
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Alison Regan, Rebecca Fisher
News

25.01.2024

What have stingrays and inheritance tax got in common?

Private client partner Rebecca Fisher reflects on her time at the STEP Cayman Conference which took place from 18-19 January exploring...
Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.
Rebecca Fisher
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