Colin Russell has a formidable reputation for all forms of trusts and cross-border estates and is Head of the Private Client Department in London. He specialises in the fields of will drafting and estate planning, the creation of trusts, agricultural estates, offshore trusts and related tax advice, charity law and Court of Protection work. He also handles Inheritance Act and probate actions and is a trustee of a number of charities, and is particularly interested in the advancement of education.
Colin acted in the widely reported deceased 'Lloydâ??s Names' test case, resulting in a practice direction by the Vice Chancellor to establish a fast track procedure for executors of deceased Lloydâ??s Names to obtain the courtâ??s authority to distribute.
Colin writes on tax and estate matters and is a contributor and joint consulting editor of Tolleyâ??s "Finance and Law for the Elderly". He has also been co-writer of the most recent edition of Ranking, Spicer & Peglerâ??s "Executorship Law, Trusts and Accounts".
Colin is a founder member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). STEP made a Founder Award to Colin in December 2012. The Founderâ??s Awards are made to members of STEP who have contributed to the voluntary life of STEP above and beyond what could ever reasonably be asked of them. He is also a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society.