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Russell-Cooke promotes six to partner

News Team, 03/07/2020

UK law firm Russell-Cooke has added six senior associates to the firm’s partnership with effect from 1 July 2020. The promotions come from across the firm’s practice groups including property litigation, children and education, family, charities and private client.

Eva Akins joined Russell-Cooke in 2010 and has since 2015 focused on education law. Ms Akins specialises in Equality Act claims, special educational needs, school admissions and exclusions appeals. As part of the firms’ cross-departmental team, she also advises schools on compliant governance and managing risk.

Ed Cracknell joined Russell-Cooke as a trainee in 2003 and was promoted to senior associate in 2014. Mr Cracknell specialises in property litigation and dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims. He has a particular specialism in telecoms and the Electronic Communications Code as well as property issues relating to the use of drones.

Mark Fletcher trained at Russell-Cooke, qualifying as a solicitor in 2011. As part of the commercial litigation team, Mr Fletcher acts for individuals, charities and businesses across a large number of business sectors, including construction, property development, IT, sports, events, hospitality, retail, medical and other legal professionals. He has particular expertise in disputes arising from construction and development projects.

Hannah Minty joined the firm as a trainee, qualifying as a solicitor in 2007 before being promoted to senior associate in 2013. She is dual-qualified in both England and Wales, and in Scotland. As part of the family team, Ms Minty advises on divorce and financial matters, jurisdictional disputes, property disputes between cohabitees and financial claims on behalf of children following the breakdown of relationships between unmarried couples.

Christopher Salomons joined the firm’s private client team in 2013 as an associate before bein...


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