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Charles Russell Speechlys

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Managing Partner: James Carter
Number of partners: 166
Number of lawyers: 480
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Cantonese

Firm Overview:
Charles Russell Speechlys is headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As a leading adviser on private wealth matters the firm assists the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth, their families and the dynamic growth and family businesses they control. The firm also provides legal services to the private wealth advisers of wealthy individuals and families.

The firm is focused on securing the growth of clients, enabling people to make the most of their wealth now and in the future. With the firm’s support, they can ensure a smooth succession, not just of family assets, but of the values which brought them wealth in the first place. With an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs, the firm has a wide perspective, clear insight and a strongly commercial long-term view.

Main Areas of Practice:

Charitable Trusts & Philanthropy:

Advising on all aspects of charity regulation, employment, data protection, property, trustees, governance, tax reliefs, the creation of all forms of charitable and related structures, and the structuring of cross-border or offshore giving.
Contact: Sarah Rowley
Tel: +44 20 7203 5370
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Property:
Providing multi-disciplinary advice to international high net worth investors and developers on investments in UK commercial property developments.
Contact: Simon Ewing
Tel: +44 20 7203 5035
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth Disputes:
Advising trustees, beneficiaries and charities on a range of complex private trust and estate disputes.
Contact: Graeme Kleiner
Tel: +44 20 7427 6674
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
Advising on corporate and commercial and family businesses matters involving both privately owned and public trading and investment companies on acquisitions and disposals, restructurings and financings.
Contact: Andrew Collins
Tel: +44 20 7427 6511
Email: [email protected]

Advising on all issues concerning family breakdown, children and relationship agreements, and the often complex financial portfolios and structures involved, often with an international element and related tax issues.
Contact: Sarah Higgins
Tel: +44 20 7203 5102
Email: [email protected]

International Wealth Structuring:
Advising individuals, their trustees and other advisers, on the establishment and administration of asset holding structures for their wealth.
Contact: Piers Master
Tel: +44 20 7203 5096
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Advising clients globally who are involved in a wide range of disputes and regulatory issues.
Contact: Duncan Elson
Tel: +44 1483 252579
Email: [email protected]

Personal Immigration:
Advising on UK immigration applications ranging from work permissions, employers’ duties and compliance under the Points-Based System, to Tier 1 (Investor) visas and advising individuals and their families on personal matters.
Contact: Rose Carey
Tel: +44 20 7427 6524
Email: [email protected]

Private Property:
Advising on substantial residential property transactions for wealthy UK and international individuals, companies, and trustees.
Contact: Thomas Moran
Tel: +44 20 7427 6583
Email: [email protected]

Tax, Trust & Succession:
Providing advice to UK and international clients with the growth, preservation and distribution of their wealth amongst the generations during their lifetime and after their death.
Contact: William Begley
Tel: +44 20 7427 6549
Email: [email protected]


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