Choosing the right executor

The choice of executors or trustees is fundamental in ensuring a smooth and cost efficient administration of an estate or trust. Family members may often seem an obvious choice, but in the case of a complex or contentious estate or trust, the appointment of an independent professional may be preferable.

Russell-Cooke Trust Company (RCTC) has the expertise and extensive experience in the administration of estates. Having been involved with many complex administrations, we are well placed to handle a wide-range of requirements including those with cross-border or contentious elements.

RCTC offers a comprehensive service in non-contentious and contentious probate, trust and deputyship matters and, supported by Russell-Cooke solicitors, has access to a full range of legal expertise with in-house accountancy experience.

What is Russell-Cooke Trust Company?

RCTC is an independent trust company wholly owned by London-based law firm Russell-Cooke LLP. It is subject to the same regulatory framework as the firm and is covered by the firm’s professional indemnity insurance.

The board of directors of RCTC comprises partners from a range of departments within the firm as well as external consultants. Many of the board are recognised as leading individuals in legal directories including The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers UK.

Why choose Russell-Cooke Trust Company?

RCTC provides a consultative approach from the outset and quickly establishes family dynamics. We offer a sensitive but pragmatic and practical approach drawing on the wider expertise available within Russell-Cooke including real estate, commercial litigation, trust and probate litigation, real estate litigation, charities and regulation.

Our commitment to independence has established our reputation for integrity as evidenced by our appointment by the Law Society to wind up unauthorised collective investment schemes (RCTC v Prentis1 and RCTC v Elliot2).

Russell-Cooke Trust Company reviews

I would, without hesitation, recommend RCTC to act as a trust company in any trust or estate related matter. Indeed, I have done so previously in relation to high value, complex, cross-border estate litigation. RCTC demonstrates good judgment, probity and a common sense when discharging its fiduciary obligation and it well deserves its stellar reputation in the field.”

Luke Harris, barrister, 5 Stone Buildings

I have always found RCTC to be an excellent professional trustee, exercising sound judgment and being focused on providing first rate management of trust assets. In particular, I have been impressed with their ability (and willingness) to act in difficult contentious situations – something other trust companies are often reluctant to do.”

Richard Wilson QC, barrister, Serle Court