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27 October 2014

Charles Russell Partner wins ‘Lawyer of the Year (Tax and Trust)’ at Spears Wealth Management Awards 2014

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 partner Bart Peerless was awarded Lawyer of the year (Tax and Trust) at the Spears Wealth Management Awards 2014 which were held in London at The Savoy last night.

Described as the 'Oscars ceremony for London's movers and shakers', the awards, which are now in their eighth year, celebrate high net worth individuals and wealth managers for their successes, innovations and acumen in the private wealth sector.

The award is given to a tax and trust lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2013-14 and Bart was one of five on the shortlist, which included another Charles Russell partner, Piers Master. The shortlist was based on recommendations by high net worth individuals, industry peers and Spear's staff and the judges for this particular award were two senior industry figures (an accountant and a lawyer).

Senior Partner Christopher Page said:

“As we move ever closer to our merger with Speechly Bircham, we are delighted that Bart, who will be Head of the Private Client Division at the new firm, has received this award.  It is a fantastic accolade for him personally and underlines Charles Russell Speechlys commitment to the private wealth sector.”