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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

Dawn Alderson

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

Work Department

Private client; French law.

Position

Partner and head of French private client team. Dual qualified. Advises in domain of French and cross-border private client work for English clients and their advisers, including property, succession, taxation and probate. Acts as an expert witness in French law.

Career

Trained Harrison Clarke Rickerby (Cheltenham); qualified 1985; partner Bobbetts Mackan; in-house Group Four Ltd; admitted to Bordeaux Bar in 1996; sole practitioner in Bordeaux for ten years; partner Russell-Cooke 2000.

Languages

French.

Member

French Chamber of Commerce (Great Britain); Bordeaux Bar
Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (UK)

Education

Worcester Girls Grammar School; Durham University (BA Law).


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

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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