Charles Russell Speechlys

Corporate/M&A Department

South West
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What the team is known for Full-service practice in Cheltenham with a strong bench of lawyers advising across a range of corporate transactional matters. Able to draw on international expertise to provide a strong cross-border transactional service to a range of corporate clients in a variety of sectors, with a notable recent focus on matters arising in the airline industry. Also well versed in deals in the leisure and energy sectors, with established strength advising on matters in the renewables sector.

Strengths One client notes that "their skill set is very good," praising the lawyers for "their quality advice."

One source reports: "The partners are friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and quick to respond."

Work highlights Advised PKL Topco on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Lowe Rental Group.

Notable practitioners


Jonathan Morley
is known for his strength in corporate finance matters and regularly handles transactions in the technology, retail and healthcare sectors.
"He has a significant reputation and a strong following in the market." "He is pragmatic and smart."


Richard Norton
has wide-ranging corporate and M&A experience, including in-depth expertise in banking and AIM listing regulations.
"An outstanding commercial lawyer."