Charles Russell Speechlys promotes eight to Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted eight lawyers to Partner, effective 1 May 2018. A further four have been promoted to Legal Director and 22 to Senior Associate roles.
James Carter, Managing Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said:
“We are seeing real momentum with these promotions, reflecting the strength and diversity of our practice. Half our new partners are women, and over 70% of those being promoted overall, including our new senior associates and legal directors, are female.
“These promotions acknowledge their hard work, excellent legal skills and service to our clients. It is particularly pleasing that four of our new partners joined us as trainees, reflecting our continuing commitment to nurturing home-grown talent.
“I congratulate all those who were promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us.
“Our new partners add to a busy year of recruitment, with fifteen lateral partner hires this past financial year spread across Hong Kong, Dubai, Luxembourg, Paris, and the UK.”
Our new partners are:
Robert Birchall – Corporate Tax
Robert trained with the firm from 2007, and qualified into the Corporate Tax team in 2009. He advises on a wide range of taxation issues for clients ranging from public companies to start-ups, operating in the UK and internationally, as well as wealthy individuals and entrepreneurs.
Sarah Jane Boon – Family
Sarah Jane joined the firm as a trainee in 2007, qualifying into the Family team in 2009. She advises on all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on the financial claims that arise on divorce, and has a great deal of experience in complex cases concerning substantial family wealth and those with an international element, as well as more standard domestic cases.
James Bradford – Tax, Trusts & Succession
James joined the firm in 2012. He provides advice to UK domiciled and non-UK domiciled individuals on UK taxation, trust, personal estate and succession planning matters. James takes a particular interest in helping individuals and families with passing valuable assets and interests to younger generations.
Sangna Chauhan – Tax, Trusts & Succession
Sangna joined the firm in 2010. She specialises in estate and tax planning for UK and non-UK domiciliaries, in particular focusing on will and trust (and alternative structure) based planning for high-net worth individuals. She also acts for the trustees of both UK onshore and offshore trusts, providing both UK tax and English trust law advice.
Richard Coleman – Corporate
Richard joined the firm in 2012. He advises companies, individuals, management teams and institutional investors on all aspects of M&A, private equity, venture capital and growth company transactions, and he has particular experience of advising consortiums of high net worth individuals on investments into early stage and growth companies.
Jamie Kennaugh – Family
Jamie joined the firm as a trainee in 2007, qualifying into the Family team in 2009. She advises on all areas of family law, including divorce/dissolution, finances and children matters. She has experience of a wide range of private family law proceedings, often with an international element, and also has particular expertise in children matters, including internal and international relocation and the general living arrangements for children after parents separate.
Jonathan McDonald – Commercial
Jonathan joined the firm in 2017. He is a commercial lawyer with a particular focus on data protection. He also has extensive experience of advising on complex commercial transactions, frequently with a technology focus.
Charlotte Pender – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Charlotte joined the firm in 2003. She advises on complex, high-value litigation with both domestic and international elements, and has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes with particular expertise in the fields of civil fraud, asset tracing, freezing and recovery, joint venture, shareholder and partnership disputes.
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