The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Russell-Cooke LLP

Work 020 8789 9111
Fax 020 8780 1194
59456 PUTNEY

Jane Klauber

Work +44 (0)20 8394 6483
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Charity and social business


Partner in the charity and social business team.

Employment law specialist undertaking all areas of employment law contentious and non-contentious and ancillary areas including data protection, health and safety and safeguarding.


Articles  ( training contract) SS Bookatz and Co 1985 -87

1987-88 Cornillie and Co

1988-95 solicitor Sinclair Taylor and Martin

1995-2003 Partner Sinclair Taylor and Martin

2003- date Partner Russell- Cooke LLP

Outside appointments

Trustee of Children First Lewisham and Parenting UK (dates tbc)

Member Independent Monitoring Board Brixton Prison

July 2015 to date


Basic French


Employment Law Association; Charity Law Association


City of London Polytechnic 1982-84; CPE and Solicitors Final Exam; Lady Margaret Hall,  Oxford  BA and MA 1979-82; English Literature and Language

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Anthony Sakrouge leads the team of 'tenacious and committed litigators' at Russell-Cooke LLP, which 'delivers appropriate and measured advice that gives clients confidence in its ability'. The department focuses on the financial services sector and regularly handles discrimination and whistleblowing claims, restrictive covenants and bonus disputes. In a recent highlight, the 'outstanding' Alex Bearman acted for an individual in a claim for money owed under a joint share ownership scheme; other work includes Sakrouge representing a senior executive who was mistakenly paid a bonus twice and was subsequently dismissed for gross misconduct and Bearman handling negotiations for a chief information officer relating to the termination of his employment. Charity sector specialist Jane Klauber and 'courageous litigator' Edward Wanambwa are also key individuals.

[back to top]

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Russell-Cooke LLP has a growing team with six partners and seven associates who work exclusively for charity clients under the leadership of Andrew Studd. Studd is particularly well known for his work with charities on mergers, re-organisations and trading arrangements. Chris Rowse was promoted to partner. Rowse’s clients include 'several household name’ charities as well as a number of smaller voluntary bodies. He led the firm’s work for the Normandy Memorial Trust which was awarded £20m to build a D-Day memorial in France. Andrew Small joined the team from Stone King LLP and is highly regarded for his experience of advising charities and other third sector bodies on various property issues. Small has particular experience of advising on the property issues that arise from charity mergers and acquisitions as well as on property issues for schools. Jane Klauber is recommended for her employment law advice to charities. James Sinclair Taylor is praised for his particular understanding of the workings of the Charity Commission.  The department acts for a number of well-known names such as the British Heart Foundation, the Youth Hostel Association, Action for Blind People, World Vision UK and World Wildlife Fund.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to