Samantha Little > Russell-Cooke LLP > Kingston upon Thames, England > Lawyer Profile

Russell-Cooke LLP
Riverview House 20 Old Bridge Street Hampton Wick

Work Department

Family and children law


Partner and head of the children department (within the family law department).

Work undertaken: all complex children proceedings, including private law/public law care cases; adoption (including inter-country adoption); surrogacy and alternative family law.

Advises and represents parents, children, children’s guardians and other family members. Conducts much of her own advocacy, including in the High Court.


Trained Allen & Overy; qualified 1993; Atkins Hope, Croydon 1994-2000; Russell-Cooke 2000, partner since 2004.

Accredited to the Law Society’s Children Panel since 1998; Awarded Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) qualification in 2008; Awarded the Legal Aid ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award 2008.

Member of Resolution; the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) and NAGALRO.

Member of the Resolution Legal Aid committee. Provides training for Resolution.


Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC); Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association); National Association of Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officers (NAGALRO).


St Catherine’s School, Bramley; University of Birmingham (1990 law degree 2(1)); College of Law (1991 Final Exams).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Samantha LittleRussell-Cooke LLP

Russell-Cooke LLP ‘is extremely well led’ and provides a ‘golden circle service’. It has a broad range of specialisms and advises on a diverse range of matters, such as nuptial agreements, cohabitation issues, international mandates, and complex children issues. Other fields of expertise include assisting clients with fertility law, surrogacy, and adoption, as well as LGBTQ+ family law advice. James Carroll, Kate Hamilton , Fiona Read, and Sarah Richardson are ‘hugely experienced’ and have an ‘uncanny ability to see around corners’. Hannah Minty, Hannah Field, Samantha Little, and Miranda Green produce work that is ‘consistently of an excellent standard’. Jemma Pollock has been promoted to the partnership, and Jade Quirke ‘knows everything there is to know on any complicated area of fertility law’.