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04 July 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys appoints Simon Ridpath as new Managing Partner

Charles Russell Speechlys is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ridpath as the firm’s next Managing Partner.

Simon joined the firm in 2007. As a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, he provides advisory, transactional and contentious advice, acting primarily for insolvency practitioners in corporate administrations, receiverships, liquidations and when appointed as trustees in bankruptcy. He also acts for creditor and debtor private clients. Simon has held several leadership roles at the firm and is currently chair of its Client Council, responsible for spearheading the firm’s growth strategy.

Simon will work closely with James Carter in the coming months to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

Christopher Page, Senior Partner, said:

“Simon’s long-standing commitment to the firm both in leadership roles and as an experienced and highly regarded practitioner means he brings both experience and dynamism to the role which will stand the firm in good stead in the coming years. Along with the wider partnership, I am delighted to pledge my support and look forward to working with him as our new Managing Partner.”

Simon Ridpath said:

“I am honoured to have been elected to lead our great firm and build on our many collective successes. The next few years promise to be an exciting chapter in our growth and development. I look forward to ensuring we continue to build a firm that makes our people proud and delivers exceptional service for our clients.”

Simon will begin his four-year term in May 2020. James Carter continues as Managing Partner until then.