There are a number of advantages in instructing us to advise in connection with your French affairs:

  • reassurance – we are the experts, we are qualified and we do actually practice in France and in England
  • Russell-Cooke has had French property expertise for over twenty years
  • we are regularly consulted by other professionals with matters involving French property and succession law
  • we have a non-adversarial approach to solving disputes involving French succession law and French property
  • Patrick Delas is appointed to act as expert witnesses in French property and succession law in UK court proceedings - he also regularly provide opinions on matters involving French property and succession law
  • each member of the team has his or her own area of speciality. Our complementary skills mean that we can provide advice over a very wide area of issues
  • our knowledge and experience of dealing with French property and succession law over a number of years mean that we can advise if a matter is unexpected or out of ordinary or appears suspicious to us
  • we are used to dealing with complex issues on a daily basis but if a particular technical point arises or a matter which is crucial for the long term viability of project, we can find a suitably qualified French expert to advise from our large network of professional contacts and colleagues


“I am very impressed with Russell-Cooke – a professional service with a friendly face. Thank you.” Ms W

“I would use you again and recommend you to my friends. Very pleasant and friendly.” Mrs G

“I much appreciated the speed and personal service you offered.” Ms K

“It worked for me! I am most grateful to you both for your input and would have no hesitation in recommending your firm in the future.” Mr W

“Delighted with all aspects of your service!” Lady M

“I was very satisfied with the service provided and will use you again and also recommend you to other French/English clients. I do not usually give such fulsome praise – long may it last!“ Mr G

“Extremely satisfied! Thanks for everything.” Mrs I

“The matter was handled efficiently and effectively and to a high standard. I have no complaints.” Mr M, partner/solicitor in large city firm

“Delighted by the quality of advice and service given by the French team – put simply we could not have done this without them.” Client from Global Financial Services Group

“It is more important to me the clients get the right advice from the right expert. That is you!” Partner in a leading law firm

“Your team were of great assistance to my wife and I when we purchased a property in France last summer.” Client from UK provider of personalised investment management

“Thank you for all you have done to help this process, you have really been so helpful to me.” Client regarding a succession matter