Andrew Studd > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russell-Cooke LLP
SW15 6AB

Work Department

Charity and social business


Andrew is a partner in the charity and social business team advising charities, social enterprises, trade associations and other membership and not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of charity and company law issues and commercial matters. He helps guide charity boards through challenging situations and renewal.

He provides advice on constitutional governance matters, commercial contracts, restructuring, mergers and incorporations, funding issues, joint ventures and collaborative working arrangements.


  • Trained Ashurst. Qualified 1995.
  • Ashurst Morris Crisp (1993-2003);
  • Bates, Wells & Braithwaite (2004-2008);
  • Joined Russell-Cooke as partner (2008).



  • Member of the Charity Law Association


Radley College, Oxon; Southampton University (1990, Economics and Politics) University of Westminster (1991, Dip Law); College of Law (1992)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew StuddRussell-Cooke LLP

The team at Russell-Cooke LLP is praised as ‘approachable, highly intelligent, efficient, and coordinated‘ and ‘work is done quickly and is well, informed by deep industry insight with a knack for finding resolution on even the most nuanced legal issue’. Led by Andrew Studd, the group is adept at advising on the establishment of new charities and on philanthropy issues, and continues to see an increase in work on regulatory interventions by the Charity Commission; it is also skilled at advising charities that have been created by Acts of Parliament and by Royal Charter. James Sinclair Taylor is a long-standing adviser to charities, social businesses and other not-for profits, while Chris Rowse continues to work with various high-profile clients. Pippa Garland advises charities from a wide range of sectors, and Carla Whalen was recently promoted to the partnership. At senior associate level, Gareth Roy is another name to note.