eprivateclient, a leading website and news service for private client practitioners, makes awards to UK law firms providing high-quality and professional private client services in the UK. The firm has for the past nine years also been named as one of the top private client law firms in the country.
This accolade highlights the firm's reputation for providing high-quality advice, a holistic approach and empathetic support to the legal process.
The family law team comprises 10 partners, 2 consultants and 17 solicitors across the firm's three offices in Bedford Row, Putney and Kingston. In addition, 11 members of the team work as mediators, 9 as collaborative lawyers and also sits as a deputy district judge and as an arbitrator.
Russell-Cooke's family team was recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2020 rankings and achieved a Tier 2 ranking in the Legal 500 where 7 of its partners are listed as leading individuals. Chambers UK awarded a Band 1 ranking for the children team and a Band 3 ranking for the finance team and in its UK and HNW publications ranked James Carroll, Kate Hamilton, Fiona Read, Camilla Thornton, Samantha Little, Sarah Richardson and Rebecca Fisher as individuals.
Camilla Thornton, partner in the firm's family law team based in Bedford Row, comments, "In the midst of a difficult year for our clients and for the team, we are delighted to be acknowledged as one of the top family law firms in the country. I have experienced at first hand in these recent months the genuine commitment and concern of our lawyers for their clients and their dedication to providing the best service to them in incredibly challenging circumstances. Our priority is always to ensure the best outcomes for the individuals and families we act for and to maintain the utmost confidentiality. It is heartening for us all to receive this public recognition for work that we can never, nor would ever, talk about publically."