Charles Russell Speechlys formally launches its Private Office
Charles Russell Speechlys today formally announces the launch of the Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office. This new pioneering initiative will cater for the changing demands of global private capital clients, entrepreneurs, families, and their businesses.
The premise of the Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office is centred around a highly sophisticated team focusing on the private and business aspirations of new and existing clients and how we, as a law firm, can best service their global assets. The Firm will continue to provide clients access to the very best legal advice and the exceptional service for which it is renowned, but in addition we will provide strategic input, aligned with our clients' expertise and ambitions, delivered at all times with a consistent client-first mindset.
The Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office is led by Marcus Yorke-Long, Head of the Private Office, who is based in the Firm’s London office having joined in 2023 following over 15 years in the banking, investment and finance industry. The Private Office is guided by Lord Andrew Hay, Chairman, who has over 35 years’ experience focusing on Global Real Estate and Ultra High Net Worth families across all property asset classes in 60 countries.
Marcus and Andrew work closely with Camilla Sadler, who is the fifth generation of her family to work at the Firm, and leads the team's coverage with our global families, together with Private Office Executive, Carleen Wood. Between them, they have decades worth of experience from within the Firm, servicing the needs of our clients. The team will be further supported by Farnod Afsharnejad as its Private Capital Intelligence Researcher, and Rob Garrett, who advises the Private Office from Singapore.
Simon Ridpath, Managing Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys explains: “I am delighted and very proud of the team for what they have achieved so far. The Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office will attract a whole new generation of private capital clients to the Firm who value broad conversations across sectors and territories. The team will help manage existing client relationships and build on the breadth of the Firm’s expertise across all our service lines.”
Lord Andrew Hay, comments: “The establishment of the Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office is a direct response to a client listening project, which demonstrated clients' greater desire to have broader conversations with their law firm and for the Firm and its Partners to become even more strategically aligned to the private and business aspirations of a global client base. It’s an incredibly exciting time for the growth of the Firm and its strategy around private capital.”
Marcus Yorke-Long, adds: “Charles Russell Speechlys has a profound legal heritage supporting individuals and families across their business and real estate assets. The Private Office team is the Firm's window into enabling clients to understand the Firm's wider capabilities.
“We will also expand the Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office model to some of our key overseas offices across global wealth hubs, to create a Charles Russell Speechlys offering that will support the Firm’s positioning as the leading legal advisor to emerging global families, new entrepreneurs, and companies within the private capital sphere.”