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Russell-Cooke LLP

2 PUTNEY HILL, LONDON, SW15 6AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 8789 9111
Fax:
Fax 020 8780 1194
DX:
59456 PUTNEY
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Fiona Read

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 8789 9111
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk/people/fiona-read/
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Solicitor, mediator, collaborative family practitioner and family arbitrator; undertakes all aspects of family work for married couples, registered civil partners and cohabitating couples; specialisms include international divorce/dissolution cases, cross-border disputes, substantive financial claims following breakdown of relationship, disputes involving children including removal of children from jurisdiction.

Career

Trained JP Malnick & Co 1986-88; assistant solicitor Russell-Cooke, Potter & Chapman 1988-95; partner 1995; Resolution-trained mediator (all issues 1997); accredited with Family Law Mediation Counsel and MIAM trained; practising collaborative family law from 2004; part-time deputy district judge 2005 to date; Family Arbitrator from commencement of Family Law Arbitration service started in 2012.

Member

Resolution; Law Society Family Law Panel and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

Oaklands (RC) Comprehensive, Waterlooville; London Guildhall University (1985 BA Hons Business Law); Guildford College of Law (1986 Law Society Finals).


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Read - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Family

Russell-Cooke LLP acts on complex and interesting cases. Clients range from those with substantial wealth through to those with modest means or those who are entitled to legal aid. It is at the forefront of new and emerging areas of law such as declaration of parentage, international and domestic surrogacy as well as female genital mutilation and forced marriages. As part of its full service offering it also advises on complex private children law cases involving serious domestic abuse or on issues of adoption. The group is often appointed by the court to represent the children when the children are joined in proceedings. Six of its partners are trained as mediators, five are collaboratively trained and one acts as an arbitrator. James Carroll, Kate Hamilton, Fiona Read and Sarah Richardson are all well-respected practitioners. Hannah Field was promoted to the partnership.

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Family: mediation

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Read - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Family: mediation

Mediation is a central part of the practice at Russell-Cooke LLP and it offers sole mediation as well as co-mediation and shuttle mediation. Fiona Read, who is a deputy district judge as well as an arbitrator, heads the team and has mediated for many years along with James Carroll who also has an excellent reputation for mediation. Therese Nichols has now retired and Louise Connolly is also recommended. The team mediates on a variety of family and children law-related issues, including cohabitations and property ownership.

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