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    Law Firm
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    • Russell-Cooke Solicitors, 2 Putney Hill, Putney, London, SW15 6AB

About Russell-Cooke Solicitors

Founded in 1880 and based in London, Russell-Cooke are a top 100 legal firm that provides legal advice to a wide range of businesses, organisations and individuals.

The company employs 200 highly-regarded, specialist lawyers, many of whom are recognised by prestigious legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Russell-Cook have a range of core principles that affect how they not only interact with clients, but also how they treat their staff.

Some examples of their key beliefs include being straightforward, open and honest; dealing with everyone fairly and with respect; and being serious about their work without taking themselves too seriously.

The firm is led by managing partner Jonathan Thornton, but senior management at the company aim to ensure there are as few layers of management and reporting as possible. The Board are elected by peers each year and they acknowledge that the growth of the firm is driven by the ambition of the individual members of staff that make up the company, rather than the decision makers.

What is it like to work for Russell-Cooke Solicitors

The company is dedicated to having a great social culture and improving the wellbeing of its staff. For example, there is a book club, a wide range of sports teams, T’ai Chi and yoga groups. The firm has also invested in a piano and paid for a qualified singing coach for their choir.
My Company
My Company
While the firm is a commercial business, it is committed to access to justice and ensures it works in a way that produces a broader social benefit. Russell-Cooke work with a range of not-for-profit organisations and dedicates a percentage of their turnover to publicly funded work.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Russell-Cooke offers all their employees two bonus schemes that reflect not only an individual’s personal achievement, but also offers a share in the profits of the firm. One provides a bonus payment when the firm’s profit exceeds a threshold, and the other is linked to the profit performance of each individual department.

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    25% / 75%

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