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Russell-Cooke LLP

2 PUTNEY HILL, LONDON, SW15 6AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 8789 9111
Fax:
Fax 020 8780 1194
DX:
59456 PUTNEY
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Fiona Read

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 8789 9111
Email:
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Solicitor, mediator, collaborative family practitioner and family arbitrator; undertakes all aspects of family work for married couples, registered civil partners and cohabitating couples; specialisms include international divorce/dissolution cases, cross-border disputes, substantive financial claims following breakdown of relationship, disputes involving children including removal of children from jurisdiction.

Career

Trained JP Malnick & Co 1986-88; assistant solicitor Russell-Cooke, Potter & Chapman 1988-95; partner 1995; Resolution-trained mediator (all issues 1997); accredited with Family Law Mediation Counsel and MIAM trained; practising collaborative family law from 2004; part-time deputy district judge 2005 to date; Family Arbitrator from commencement of Family Law Arbitration service started in 2012.

Member

Resolution; Law Society Family Law Panel and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

Oaklands (RC) Comprehensive, Waterlooville; London Guildhall University (1985 BA Hons Business Law); Guildford College of Law (1986 Law Society Finals).


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Read - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Family

Russell-Cooke LLP  is an ‘excellent firm with many experienced practitioners who really understand the law’. The ‘calm and technically creativeJames Carroll  is a ‘star’. The ‘clever, insightful and empathetic’ Fiona Read ‘brings her years of experience as a deputy district judge to her cases to really good effect’. They both have ‘the ability to digest complex information swiftly and economically and have their clients’ best interests at heart’. Samantha Little  is a ‘brilliant’ children’s lawyer whose ‘knowledge is second to none’. The ‘brightKate Hamilton  is ‘always looking for creative and constructive ways to resolve issues’. For financial cases Camilla Thornton  is ‘able to get to grips with complicated financial arrangements’. Sarah Richardson is a ‘superlative strategist who always goes the extra mile for vulnerable clients’. Senior associate Anna Keat  is ‘one of the hidden gems in family law’.

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Family: mediation

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Read - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Family: mediation

‘Few firms have such a strong offering and commitment across the board to ADR as Russell-Cooke LLP’. It has a large team of well thought of mediators. ‘Equally with its lawyers’ hats on, the team at RC is always supportive of mediation. It has an excellent reputation in this area’. Head of team Therese Nichols ‘has been at the forefront of the development of mediation in family law for many years. She is charming, reassuring and experienced’. James Carroll is a ‘very skilled mediator’ both in financial and children cases. ‘He tunes in sensitively to individual and family needs and can help couples to understand things to be able to cut through difficult issues in order to be able to cooperate in future’. The ‘very balancedFiona Read is ‘focussed on really assisting couples to find constructive outcomes and to avoid proceedings’. The ‘pragmatic and empatheticKate Hamilton is ‘effective and thorough’.

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