Dawn Alderson > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Russell-Cooke LLP Offices
2 PUTNEY HILL
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Private client; French law.
Partner and head of French private client team. Dual qualified. Advises in domain of French and cross-border private client work for English clients and their advisers, including property, succession, taxation and probate. Acts as an expert witness in French law.
Trained Harrison Clarke Rickerby (Cheltenham); qualified 1985; partner Bobbetts Mackan; in-house Group Four Ltd; admitted to Bordeaux Bar in 1996; sole practitioner in Bordeaux for ten years; partner Russell-Cooke 2000.
French Chamber of Commerce (Great Britain); Bordeaux Bar
Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (UK)
Worcester Girls Grammar School; Durham University (BA Law).
Russell-Cooke LLP is highly regarded for its work on complex cross-border tax planning and succession issues, particularly those relating to France. Key clients include entrepreneurs, family businesses, celebrities, senior civil servants as well as politicians, lawyers and judges. Its clients range from the substantially wealthy to longstanding clients and their families. The team has also launched the Russell-Cooke Family Office service that is led by Rebecca Fisher. This provides a range of legal services that are tailored to UHNW and HNW clients in relation to their wealth and succession planning. Dawn Alderson is another name to note. Richard Frimston is now a consultant.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Court of protection
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Public sector > Education: individuals
- Human resources > Employment: senior executives
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Real estate > Commercial property: retail
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Social housing: tenant
- Human resources > Health and safety
- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
- Real estate > Planning
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Human resources > Immigration