Your guide to owning a property in France

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Dawn Alderson

Dawn Alderson, French Property Law, Russell Cooke Solicitors Dawn is a Partner and Head of the French Law and Property Team and is recommended in Legal 500 (2014) and Chambers Global (2014). Dawn is a dual-qualified solicitor in England and Wales (admitted in 1985) and Avocat au Barreau de Bordeaux (French practising avocat), admitted in 1996. She was a sole practitioner in Bordeaux for ten years before joining Russell-Cooke in 2000. Dawn is an accredited consultant to CRIDON Lyon.
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Patrick Delas

Patrick Delas, French Property Law, Russell Cooke Solicitors Patrick leads the French tax Team and is a dual qualified solicitor of England and Wales and avocat au barreau de Paris. His specialist work includes advising on French and cross-border tax issues including inheritance tax, capital gains tax, French wealth tax (ISF). He also works closely with Russell-Cooke's Private Client team on a variety of cross-border matters including French reporting obligations for trusts. Patrick is an accredited consultant to CRIDON Lyon.
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Judith Backo

Judith Backo - Diplômée notaire Judith is a diplômée notaire in the French law and property team. She graduated from the University of Lyon 2 with a Master's degree in French Private and Civil Law and from CFPN (Centre de Formation Professionnel Notarial) with a Notaire's Diploma in 2015. Judith has always had a great interest in cross border matters and has particular expertise in French property law. She advises on purchase and sale of properties, French inheritance law and French wills.
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