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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Richard Frimston

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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Private client


Head of private client department; responsible for managing a substantial staff dealing with wills, probate, Court of Protection and trust matters non-contentious and contentious; particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional estates specifically with France, other EU states and India; member of the EU Commission group of experts PRM-III/IV and PRM III considering Regulations on Succession (EU 650/2012) and on Property Regimes (EU 2016/1103 and 2016/1104).


Trained Russell-Cooke; qualified 1979; partner 1982.




STEP; ACTAPS; BIICL; ELI; TIAETL; chair STEP EU committee and co-chair STEP public policy committee; Law Society EU Committee; EU Experts Group: PRM – III/IV and PRM III.


Calday Grange Grammar School, Wirral; Imperial College, London (1975 BSc, ARCS).

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Frimston - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Russell-Cooke LLP fields a ‘professional team that has a keen eye for detail’. Head of team is the ‘highly intelligent’ Rebecca Fisher who is a ‘real joined-up thinker who conveys her advice with impeccable reasoning and with a friendly manner’. Richard Frimston is one of the leading experts on the EU Succession Regulation. Dawn Alderson heads the French team, which includes ‘always helpful and efficient’ senior associate Patrick Delas, who is a dual-qualified solicitor and avocet au barreau de Paris. Andrew Godfrey provides advice on international trusts, tax and succession issues with a particular emphasis on the US and Italy. Godfrey is ‘intelligent and has an ability to cut through complex legislation to explain things in an easy to understand manner to clients. He adopts a pragmatic approach which clients like’. Key clients include solicitors, QCs, judges, bankers, accountants, celebrities, entrepreneurs, family businesses, senior civil servants and politicians. Arshoo Singh joined Blake Morgan LLP.

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