Dawn Alderson > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russell-Cooke LLP
SW15 6AB
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Work Department

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).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

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.