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10 January 2018

Charles Russell Speechlys appoints HR Director and IT Director

Charles Russell Speechlys is delighted to announce the appointment of Suki Copeland as Director of Human Resources and Sam Luxford-Watts as Director of Information Technology.

Suki joins Charles Russell Speechlys from Baker McKenzie and has extensive law firm experience having also worked for Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith, in both the UK and Asia. Her more recent exposure, however, has been within the financial services sector - she was Group HR Director for Tilney Bestinvest and held senior HR roles in both Charles Stanley and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. We feel this will bring a fresh perspective to our firm.

Sam is a highly respected IT Director with a strong track-record of leading IT teams and projects within the legal environment. Prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys he worked for Winckworth Sherwood, Olswang and Watson, Farley & Williams – where he was the Global Head of IT, responsible for significant IT projects around their international network.

Suki’s experience is a perfect match for the firm as we look to strengthen our London and International offerings. She has a proven track record of strategic business partnering in growth businesses and we are pleased that she has agreed to join us at an exciting time for the firm.

Sam has joined Charles Russell Speechlys on a permanent basis, having been working on an interim basis for a number of months.