Understanding trust, will and estate disputes
We understand these disputes are personal. An understanding of relationships within the family is often key to their resolution.
We always try to resolve matters without recourse to litigation, aiming to reach pragmatic and cost effective solutions if at all possible.
Where necessary however we are experienced in the full litigation process, working closely with our colleagues in our Private Client and other teams to ensure we give a thorough holistic service.
They combine top-notch technical lawyering skills with an ability to relate fully to their clients, in a field where effective advice often goes beyond black letter law.
Providing expert cross-border legal Services
We are increasingly instructed for our cross-border and international work. This involves issues of foreign assets, domicile, residence, applicable law and the often conflicting interaction of civil and common law jurisdictions.
Our independent trust company (Russell-Cooke Trust Company) means that we are also well placed to offer executor and trustee services in complicated and often contentious administrations.
We also have considerable experience in relation to capacity cases, including disputes concerning Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) and applications to the Court of Protection.
Family Office service
About our Family Office services
Russell-Cooke’s Family Office offer clear, practical advice on anything from wills and pre-nuptial agreements to business and property portfolios via philanthropic aims and reputational issues.
Find out how Russell-Cooke’s Family Office provide families with seamless access to the specialist advice they need and when they need it.
Family Office service
Find out how we can help individuals and families make informed decisions about their future planning and navigate the difficult conversations that might otherwise lead to conflict.
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