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Awards and accolades

We pride ourselves on our client service and performance and are delighted to have received recognition for this through industry awards and other accolades.

2022

Chambers UK 2022
We have been ranked in 42 practice areas across the our three UK offices, as well as 80 individual lawyer rankings;

  • 63 leading individuals
  • 6 Up and Coming
  • 11 Associates to watch

eprivateclient 50 most influential
Piers Master was listed in eprivateclient’s 50 most influential for a second year.

Spear’s 500 2022
34 of our lawyers were listed in the Spear’s 500 2022 across 8 categories including Family, Tax, Art, Immigration, Property, Contentious Trusts, Reputation and Corporate.

Legal 500 UK rankings
Ranked in 70 legal categories (46 in London, 9 in Cheltenham and 15 in Guildford)

Legal 500 EMEA
3 Rankings Bahrain, 4 Rankings in Dubai, 1 Ranking in Qatar

The Times Best Law Firms 2022
Recommended in 8 Categories in The Times Best Law Firms 2022: commercial dispute resolution, commercial property, company & commercial, employment, family, inheritance & succession, insolvency & restructuring, tax.

Trophées du Droit Paris
Silver award - Private Client Tax category

2021

Legal 500 EMEA
10 rankings across our Manama, Dubai, Luxembourg, Paris, Qatar and Swiss offices.

AGF Africa Service Providers Awards 2021
The Africa Team were awarded the Legal services: private equity award 2021.

eprivateclient - Top Family Law Firms 2021
The Family team have once again been ranked as Tier 1 by eprivateclient for Family law.

Private Equity Awards Africa
The Africa Team were awarded the Special Recognition Award for Single Deal Legal Advisor: Specialist ​at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2021

Chambers High Net Worth 2021
We have been ranked in Band 1 in eight practice areas across our network of  offices, including;

  • Private Wealth Law (London, Guildford, Cheltenham and Hong Kong)
  • Private Wealth Disputes (London and Guildford)
  • Art & Cultural Property Law and Family Offices & Funds Structuring (UK)

Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2021
Our Private Client team in Hong Kong were awarded the Asia Pacific Private Client Team of the Year award.

Chambers Global 2021
The firm has four practice area rankings, including three for the Middle East offices, with eight individual rankings across the Manama and Dubai offices.

2020

eprivateclient - Top Family Law Firms 2020
The Family team have once again been ranked as Tier 1 by eprivateclient for Family law.

Who's Who Legal - Private Client 2020
13 of our Private Wealth lawyers have been recognised in Who’s Who Legal Private Client 2020.

Chambers Global 2020
We have been recognised as Band 1 in the following categories:

  • International Private Client (Global-wide)
  • Dispute Resolution: Foreign (Bahrain)

STEP Private Client Legal Team of the Year award 2020/2021
The Private Wealth group selected as finalists

2019

British Legal Awards 2019
Charles Russell Speechlys won 'Banking and Finance Team of the Year' at the British Legal Awards 2019

The Middle East Legal Awards 2019
Charles Russell Speechlys won ‘Real Estate Team of the Year Award’ at the Middle East Legal Awards 2019

Chambers High Net Worth 2019
Charles Russel Speechlys recognised as a leader in the Chambers High Net Worth 2019 directory

2018

INTA IP Pro Bono Award 2018

Oath Legal Awards 2018
Charles Russell Speechlys won ‘Law Firm of the Year – Bahrain’ 

Highly commended

  • Charles Russell Speechlys was highly commended for Construction Team of the Year at the Middle East Legal Awards 2021
  • Charles Russell Speechlys was highly commended at The Lawyer Awards 2019 for the ‘Most innovative use of technology’      
  • Charles Russell Speechlys was highly commended for the Litigation Team of the Year Award at the Middle East Legal Awards 2019
  • Charles Russell Speechlys was highly commended for ‘Private Equity Team of the Year’ and for the ‘Best Use of Technology’ at the British Legal Awards 2018
  • Charles Russell Speechlys was highly commended for the Best EIS SEIS Legal or Regulatory Adviser Award 2018

Shortlisted

We have also been nominated as finalists for the following awards:

  • Best EIS/SEIS Legal or Regulatory Adviser – EISA Awards 2021
  • Family Law Community Interaction Award 2021 - Family Law Awards
  • Corporate & Finance Team of the Year (Real Estate, Construction and Corporate) - Chambers and Partners Middle East Legal Awards 2021
  • eprivateclient Excellence Awards 2021 – Private Client Law Firm (Large)
  • eprivateclient Excellence Awards 2021 – Family Law Firm (Large)
  • STEP Private Client Awards 2018/19: International Legal Team of the Year
  • Legal Business Awards 2019 - Legal Technology Team of the Year
  • Legal Business Awards 2019 - Commercial Litigation Team of the Year
  • Legal Business Awards 2019 - Private Client Team of the Year
  • ESA Awards 2019 - Arts and Culture Sponsorship
  • Insider Deal Maker South East Awards 2019: Corporate law firm of the Year
  • Insider Deal Maker South East Awards 2019: PE deal of the Year £10mil+
  • Private Equity Awards 2019 - Regional Legal Adviser of the Year
  • BDO Award Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • Surrey Business Awards 2018 - Business in The Community Award Finalists
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2018: Restructuring
  • The Oath Legal Awards 2018: Real Estate & Construction Team of the Year
  • The Oath Legal Awards 2018: Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
  • The Oath Legal Awards 2018: TMT Team of the Year
  • The Oath Legal Awards 2018: Law Firm of the Year – Qatar
  • STEP Private Client Awards 2018/19: Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (large firm)
  • Real Deal Private Equity Awards - Regional/Specialist Legal Advisor of the Year)
  • Investor AllStars awards - Service Provider of the Year
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