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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Russell-Cooke LLP, Andrew Godfrey, London SW15, ENGLAND

Andrew Godfrey

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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Private client

Non-contentious general private client and personal tax advice.


Partner in private client team.

Specialises in cross-border tax, succession and estate planning and administration advice.  Extensive experience with regard to Italy, France and the US.  Also advises on UK high-value estates, trusts, inheritance tax, capital gains tax, residence and domicile issues, tax regularisation and philanthropy planning.


Trained Clifford Harris & Co, Marylebone, London 2002-04; qualified 2004; private client solicitor, Pothecary Witham Weld, Pimlico, London 2004-08; private client associate/senior associate Penningtons Manches, St Pauls, London 2008-15; partner Russell-Cooke January 2015 to date.

Committee member of British Italian Association.  Current directorships: Russell-Cooke Trust Company.

Contributing author for:

  • the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents - ‘Wills with a Foreign Element’ and ‘Estates with a Foreign Element’ chapters;
  • Lexis PSL Practice Notes for cross-border for a variety of succession and tax matters;
  • Planning & Administration of Offshore & Onshore Trusts (Bloomsbury Professional) - ‘Planning in a Global Context’ chapter; and,
  • EU Cross-Border Succession Law (Elgar Publishing – awaiting publication) – England & Wales chapter.
Publications of note: The Resident online, 08/08/2016, Mansion Global, 30/03/2017.


Italian, French


ATT (Association of Tax Technicians); STEP; BILA (British Italian Law Association); Business Club Italia.


The Grange School, Hartford, Cheshire; Bristol University (1992 BA Mathematics and Philosophy); University of Westminster (1994 CPE); BPP Law School (1996 LPC)

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