Charles Russell Speechlys

Private Wealth Disputes Department

London (Firms)
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Charles Russell Speechlys acts for wide range of high net worth individuals and families in complex trust litigation. "It's excellent for contentious work," comments a legal source, while a private client barrister reveals: "I love being instructed by them."

"They're a good firm," says a disputes lawyer, who notes that "they are robust opponents, but they’re fair." The team has extensive experience handling both domestic and cross-border disputes.

Notable practitioners


Graeme Kleiner
heads the firm's private wealth disputes team, and a market insider notes that "he is a good friend to the client." He handles a wide array of contentious trust and estate matters and is also noted for his cross-border expertise. "He's a very good individual who is a personable and thoughtful lawyer," comments one interviewee, while another source notes that "he is doing magnificent offshore matters."


Oliver Auld
is a senior associate at the firm and regularly acts in multi-jurisdictional trust disputes. "He's always so bright and considered," notes one industry expert, who adds: "He is really confident and practical." "He spots the pitfalls, even in something technical and difficult," comments another source.


Tamasin Perkins
represents individual and institutional clients in a variety of private wealth disputes, and a peer notes: "She's bright and up-and-coming," before adding that "she is clever and conscientious."