James Carroll

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Practice Areas

Family law; married family, civil partnerships and same-sex relationships, cohabitation and property. Focus on international matters; tax, trust and businesses. Expert in pre-nuptial agreements. Strong reputation in resolving matters through constructive discussions; accredited mediator and collaborative family lawyer.


Anthony Gold (qualified 2001), Campbell-Hooper (2001 to 2009: Partner), Russell-Cooke (2009 to date: Partner).

Acted in the Chancery Law case of Ashby v Kilduff regarding the disputed ownership of a number of properties following the breakdown of a same-sex cohabiting relationship; the case of F v F (S intervening) relating to the husband’s attempts to bankrupt himself to avoid his wife’s financial claims; and leading case on nullity and Islamic marriages of El Gamal v HRH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum.

Professional Memberships

Law Society (member and former Chair of the Family Law Committee); Resolution; FMC; IAFL Fellow; Chair and Convener of the Family Law and Brexit Group; Member of the Editorial Board of the Practical Law, Family Division.


Co-author of The Law Society's Family Law Protocol.

Lectured nationally and internationally. Regularly called upon by media outlets, e.g. the Today programme, the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 News, for comment on family law matters.


Shortlisted for Jordan’s Publishing ‘Family Law Partner of the Year’ Award.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Russell-Cooke named in Tier 1 of 2020 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms rankings

James Carroll, Rebecca Fisher, Kate Hamilton, Samantha Little, Fiona Read, Sarah Richardson, Camilla Thornton

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