Charles Russell Speechlys

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Acts predominantly for large-scale companies, as well as smaller regional entities, with notable expertise in the financial sector as well as charities and utilities. Also draws on its global network of offices to provide multi-jurisdictional advice. Experience acting for financial services clients extends to senior executive and international transfers.

Strengths A client describes the team as "responsive, pragmatic and commercial," noting its "ability to work to tight deadlines."

Another interviewee recommends the practice for its "excellent level of advice and personalised service," adding: "They also understand how we operate, our culture and ways of doing things."

Work highlights Advised Amobee on its acquisition of Videology, including employment matters such as the implications of TUPE and putting in place appropriate arrangements with key employees.

Notable practitioners

Andy Williams assists with pension issues, reorganisations, contractual issues and TUPE matters. A client highlights him for his "deep understanding of the law and the practical application of it, especially within the context of a large international organisation."

Ben Smith regularly advises charities, educational institutions and religious organisations on grievances, disciplinary actions, redundancies and TUPE transfers as well as employment tribunal proceedings. An interviewee reports: "I was impressed by his flexibility and commercial sense."