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09 May 2016

Charles Russell Speechlys boosts family team with appointment of Shona Alexander as Partner

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Shona Alexander as Partner, further bolstering the expertise of its successful Family practice.

Shona moves from Forsters, where she specialised in complex financial issues arising from relationship breakdown, nuptial agreements, and children issues.

Her career spans almost 20 years and in this time she has acted for a diverse range of clients, from high net worth individuals and business people to media and sports personalities. She has experience working with both UK and overseas clients, often across multiple jurisdictions.

For over 15 years Shona has been involved with Resolution, the primary family law organisation, and has been an elected member of the National Committee and chaired the Training Group. In 2015 she was recognised in Spears’ index of the Top 50 Family Lawyers. She has also been highly rated in Legal 500 and Chambers. She will be based in Guildford as part of the very successful team there, whilst continuing to assist clients in London and indeed nationwide.

Sarah Higgins, Head of the Family Group at Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “We are delighted to welcome Shona to the Charles Russell Speechlys team as Partner. She is very highly regarded and brings a wealth of experience to our Family practice and our clients.

“Not only will Shona’s appointment help us to strengthen our Family team, particularly in Guildford, but she will also bring to bear her experience working with high net worth individuals, which, as part of our Private Client division, will enable us to continue to offer a seamless service to our clients across the firm. ”

Shona said of her appointment: “Charles Russell Speechlys has a growing Family team and a strong Private Client heritage, which complements my experience acting for high net worth clients. I am delighted to be joining the team and excited by the opportunities this presents. ”