Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell was a full-service firm with a number of offices in the UK and overseas; however, its reputation was primarily as a London outfit with particular strength in family and private client law. However, it built out its commercial practice to a considerable extent before its merger in 2014 with Speechly Bircham. Speechlys was […]

Charles Russell Speechlys takes over PIP defence from BLM

Charles Russell Speechlys has replaced BLM as lawyer to thousands of British women bringing a group claim over faulty breast implants, The Lawyer can reveal. Charles Russell Speechlys partner Prav Reddy came on the record last week (5 January), taking over from BLM product liability head Jim Sherwood. The case is listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases […]

James Carter and Christopher Page, Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys one year on: “We’re ready to start recruiting”

“Mergers don’t work unless people work hard,” says Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) managing partner James Carter on the combined firm’s first anniversary. This year has seen a whole host of changes for CRS, which came together after the merger of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham last year.  It was a merger that former Speechly Bircham […]


Charles Russell Speechlys adopts Charles Russell career structure post-merger

Charles Russell’s merger with Speechly Bircham will bring together not just two blue-blood private client firms, but over 500 lawyers. Of those, some 170 are partners: for them, the two firms’ revenue, profitability and various synergies will have been key issues when voting for the combination back in July. But what of the 300 or so other […]


Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell? If it’s a vision of landed estates and leather-bound books, you’re probably not alone. But, perhaps these two firms are not as traditional as they appear. Yesterday 99 per cent of partners at both firms voted in favour of merging […]

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