• Who-we-are-banner

    News

Charles Russell Speechlys Welcomes New Director of Innovation

Charles Russell Speechlys, an international law firm focusing on private capital, is pleased to welcome Joe Cohen as its new Director of Innovation. With an impressive background in digital innovation, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Firm's commitment to embracing digitally enabled innovation and advancing the practice of law.

In this new role, Joe will spearhead our Firm's innovation initiatives and drive forward-thinking strategies to enhance client service and streamline internal operations. His extensive experience in navigating the intersection of law and technology will be instrumental in developing and implementing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients in a rapidly changing legal landscape.

Throughout his career, Joe has demonstrated a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by advancements in technology. Joe has successfully led numerous projects and initiatives to improve legal processes, leverage data analytics, and implement new technologies to drive efficiency and deliver superior client outcomes.

Simon Ridpath, Managing Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, comments: 

"We are confident that Joe's appointment will enhance our ability to adapt to an ever-changing legal landscape and empower our clients with strategic and innovative solutions. We are committed to maintaining our position as a global leader in the legal industry and firmly believe that Joe's expertise will greatly contribute to our continued success. Welcome Joe." 

Joe Cohen, Director of Innovation, added:

"I am honoured to join Charles Russell Speechlys as its new Director of Innovation. The Firm has a stellar reputation for excellence in private capital internationally, and I look forward to collaborating with our talented teams across the Firm to push the boundaries of innovation within the legal industry. By embracing cutting-edge technologies, we will enhance our capabilities, improve efficiency, and ensure our clients receive the best possible legal solutions."

Joe joins the Firm on 11 December 2023 and his appointment follows the arrival of Marcus Yorke Long, Head of the newly formed Private Office, in June 2023. The Charles Russell Speechlys Private Office is another innovative initiative launched by the Firm, whereby the Firm is enhancing its client offering with a new pioneering initiative to cater for the changing demands of global private capital clients, entrepreneurs, families, and their businesses.

Our thinking

  • Women in Leadership: Planning for the future

    Sarah Wigington

    Events

  • In-House Insights: Legal operations at work - how to do more with less

    Megan Paul

    Events

  • The Financial Times quotes Sophie Dworetzsky on potential drawbacks of changing or scrapping UK non-dom rules

    Sophie Dworetzsky

    In the Press

  • Take-aways for UK firms from ESMA’s consultation on reverse solicitation

    Cheryl Tham

    Insights

  • Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: Where are we now?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • City AM quotes Dominic Lawrance on the potential scrapping of non-dom rules in the Spring Budget

    Dominic Lawrance

    In the Press

  • The Grocer quotes Kelvin Tanner on the impact of upcoming visa changes on the hospitality industry

    Kelvin Tanner

    In the Press

  • The Daily Telegraph quotes Nick Hurley on the legalities of asking for childcare employment in lieu of rent

    Nick Hurley

    In the Press

  • FCA Authorisation: Do I need to be FCA-regulated?

    Richard Ellis

    Insights

  • Post-sale planning: The Maximisation and Protection of Private Wealth following a Business Sale or Exit Event

    Tabitha Collett

    Insights

  • City AM quotes William Garner on FCA plans to 'name and shame' firms under investigation

    William Garner

    In the Press

  • Supreme Court confirms injunctions can be granted against newcomers

    Harriet Durn

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys ‘Client Conversations’ welcomes one of the best strikers of all time and greatest players in Premier League history, Alan Shearer CBE

    Simon Ridpath

    News

  • Edward Robinson and Charlie Searle write for FT Adviser on key considerations when an individual inherits company shares

    Edward Robinson

    In the Press

  • Hugh Gunson and Karin Mouhon write for Tax Journal on a recent Upper Tribunal decision - HMRC v The Taxpayer

    Hugh Gunson

    In the Press

  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace

    Michael Powner

    Insights

  • Thomas Snider and Dalal Alhouti write for New Law Journal on international arbitration trends

    Thomas R. Snider

    In the Press

  • Client Conversations Podcast: Alan Shearer CBE

    Simon Ridpath

    Podcasts

  • Sifted quotes Victoria Younghusband on a boardroom disagreement involving Klarna and Sequoia Capital

    Victoria Younghusband

    In the Press

  • The Telegraph quotes Rose Carey on new visa salary rules

    Rose Carey

    In the Press

  • AI's Impact on Workplace Safety: The Advantages and Risks

    Charlotte Healy

    Quick Reads

Back to top