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

Russell-Cooke LLP
BISHOP'S PALACE HOUSE
KINGSTON BRIDGE
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
KT1 1QN
England

Work Department

Family and children law

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

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

Education

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

London > Public sector > Education: individuals

Eva Akins heads the education team at Russell-Cooke LLP, which has experience acting for children with SEN and disabilities, as well as for transgender and non-binary pupils who face marginalisation and difficulty accessing school facilities. Associate Georgina Downard assists clients with securing education provision and with appeals. Specialist children law solicitors Samantha Little and Sarah Richardson are also key practitioners in the team; they also handle complex cases involving vulnerable adults.