A close-knit team of real estate solicitors and support staff with a strong reputation in its field and broad experience over the entire sector. We offer sophisticated legal expertise, in a client-focused and cost-sensitive environment.

The team's experience and resources mean it is well-placed to undertake complicated, time-critical or high-value deals, including those requiring the management of multi-disciplinary teams.

Our clients fall into two main categories: publicly-quoted companies and private investors and developers; and retail companies needing ongoing real estate advice.

We deal with all values of transactions including substantial transactions, as part of a mix of work which includes portfolio acquisitions and disposals; the acquisition of sites for commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use; the grant, renewal and termination of leases and related matters; and joint venture agreements, conditional sale and purchase contracts, auctions and options.

The team is proactive in its approach, with the resources to pull out all the stops if needed to complete a deal. Some clients will deal mainly with a single lawyer, others with a team that may include specialists from other areas of the firm.

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

Our property litigation team is also very highly regarded by the legal directories and a number of solicitors in the department are considered to be leaders in the field.