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Firm Profile

Charles Russell Speechlys

Firm Profile


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  • 5 Fleet Place
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4M 7RD

Firm profile submitted by Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. The firm is known as a leading adviser within the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families. Major corporates and institutions find the firm’s more considered and personal approach a refreshing alternative to larger, conventional business law firms. The firm is focused on securing the growth of its clients. 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.

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: John Ward Tel: +44 20 7427 6473
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]

Contentious Trusts & Estates:
Advising trustees, beneficiaries and charities on a range of complex private trust and estate disputes.
Contact: Duncan Elson Tel: +44 1483 252579
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
Advising on corporate and commercial matters involving both privately owned and public trading and investment companies on acquisitions and disposals, restructurings and financings.
Contact: Tom Shaw Tel: +44 20 7427 6561
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: John Sykes Tel: +44 20 7203 5358
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: Ian Cooke Tel: +44 20 7203 5261
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]


  • 26, rue de la Baume,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • 75008
  • Level 21, Burj Doha ,
  • West Bay,
  • Doha,
  • Ad Dawhah
  • Qatar
  • Compass House,
  • Lypiatt Road,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire
  • UK
  • GL50 2QJ
  • Tel (01242) 221122
  • Fax (01242) 584700
  • DX 7442 Cheltenham 1
  • One London Square,
  • Cross Lanes,
  • Guildford,
  • Surrey
  • UK
  • GU1 1UN
  • Tel (01483) 252525
  • Fax (01483) 252550
  • DX 2436 Guildford 1