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19 June 2017

Charles Russell Speechlys appoints Heather Maizels as a Senior Adviser

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Heather Maizels as senior advisor to strengthen its leading position as private wealth lawyers, particularly amongst global families.

With a lengthy career in private banking and wealth management and following several years as an investment banker advising corporates and sovereigns, Heather started and ran the private bank at Barclays. She was Head of the UK Private Bank for seven years before moving to the Advisory Boards of Barclays Private Bank and Barclays Wealth and Investment, where she created client programmes around family business, family philanthropy and art wealth. More recently, she has grown a consultancy business for family offices working alongside client advisers worldwide.

James Carter, Managing Director of Charles Russell Speechlys comments: “Heather is an extremely well known and respected figure in the Private Wealth world. I am delighted to bring her client understanding and market knowledge of private wealth to our firm. Heather’s relationships and experience developed in the world of private wealth where business and commercial interests matter, will greatly contribute to our continual drive to do more for our clients.”

Heather Maizels says: “As independent, impartial advice for clients becomes increasingly difficult to find, Charles Russell Speechlys is extraordinarily well placed with rare expertise and understanding of corporate and business matters within a private wealth portfolio. I am delighted to join a prestigious legal firm recognised as resolute in its client focus.”