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Russell-Cooke

Crime

2 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with extensive experience managing high-profile cases. Regularly acts on murder and drugs supply charges, while maintaining a strong focus on sexual offence work. Notable expertise in representing clients with mental health issues and brain injuries. Also represents gang and organised crime-affiliated clients accused of serious offences.

Strengths

One source says the firm has "the right manpower to tackle complex and multi-faceted cases without being overwhelmed and the strong expertise required to provide sound advice to its clients."

Notable practitioners

Jae Carwardine leads the team and is a highly experienced criminal defence specialist. She handles a wide variety of matters with particular focus on serious sexual offences, including those allegedly committed in the workplace.
"She has an amazing eye for detail and ability to analyse the evidence, as well as being so emphatic and compassionate with clients, meaning that they feel incredibly supported." "Jae's commitment to considering every single factor that was relayed to her, combined with the degree of detail she provided in her advice, was truly beyond the call of duty."

Martin Rackstraw has considerable expertise in a wide range of serious crime matters, including terrorism and murder cases, and also represents journalists who become involved in alleged criminal activity as either suspects or witnesses.
"He is an excellent lawyer who takes a very tactical overview of a case and works to the advantage of the client."

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Members

Carwardine, Jae (Head of Department)

Bosworth, Matthew

Bourke, Marie

Boyden, Jenny

Cadman, Peter

Rackstraw, Martin

Winter, Lucy

Crime Department

Russell-Cooke

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Department location

8 Bedford Row

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 4BX

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Crime


Jae Carwardine
Band 1
Martin Rackstraw
Band 3