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09 May 2014

Two wins in a row for the Charles Russell Family group!

This article was written prior to the formation of Charles Russell Speechlys, through the merger between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

We are delighted to announce that Charles Russell has won "Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year " at the 2014 Citywealth Magic Circle Awards for the second year in a row.

Our pre-eminence in this sector was reflected in us being shortlisted in no fewer than five categories and also saw private client partner Catriona Syed come runner-up for the "Lawyer of the Year" award as well as us coming runner-up in the broader "Law Firm of the Year" award.

A combination of a distinguished panel of judges and online voting decided on the winners who were announced at an awards ceremony last night (8 May 2014). The Family Group won again in the face of strong competition from City and niche firms.

Now in their ninth year, the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards has become an established presence in the Private Wealth sector calendar. Each year the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards brings together a top level group of the elite of advisors and managers (over 140 organisations last year) in the international wealth industry, including the leading law firms, trust companies, family offices, tax advisors, investment managers and bankers, to recognise their achievements.

This is the fourth major industry award for the Family group in the past 18 months having also won a Spears award in Oct 2012, Citywealth in May 2013 and two Jordans Family Law Awards in Oct 2013.

Sarah Higgins and William Longrigg, Joint Heads of the Family Group at Charles Russell LLP commented: "We are surprised and delighted to have won this award for a second year in a row and would like to thank those who voted for us. Providing high quality legal advice tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients is our number one priority and it is very rewarding for the hard work of the team to be recognised once again."