‘As good as it gets in terms of advising private clients’, notes one private client lawyer about RFR. The firm has certainly consolidated its position as a leading property advisory firm in London. Over the last 12 months, the firm has advised clients on 67 mandates across its seven core practice areas (Search & Acquisitions; Rental Search; Project Management; Interior Architecture & Design; Advisory; Investment; and Home Management). Clients tend to use the firm in multiple guises, with matters flowing seamlessly between the practice areas. Clients who want a centralised approach to their residential property affairs never need to go elsewhere. Founded by Sophie and Richard Rogerson, RFR exists to ‘provide the levels of professional service, technical expertise and client-focused advice expected of the best of the City’s professional services firms.’ ‘You can trust us in that, because I’ve delivered a service at that level for my whole career,’ says former Macfarlanes partner Richard. It was this ethos that helped bring on board their Chairman in 2015, Lord North Street founder William Drake, who credits their ‘natural instinct to go above and beyond and to protect their clients at all costs’. Sophie epitomises this, with peers saying that ‘few people, if any, combine [her] levels of energy, intelligence, commercial insight and client-handling abilities’. The duo are looking forward to the year ahead, as ‘the demand for client-focused, independent advice continues to increase’.
Richard & Sophie Rogerson