Lesley O’Leary, Chief Operating Officer
Lesley is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.
Working in partnership with the Managing Partner and Senior Partner, she provides executive oversight and leadership of the firm’s operational professionals to help the firm implement its plans for increased profitability, innovative working practices and processes in alignment of the firm’s strategy, aspirations, brand and values.
Originally joining the firm to lead its Business Development & Marketing function, Lesley deploys more than 20 years of experience in this area to bring a client centric mindset to operational priorities.
Prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys, she held senior positions at some of the largest international professional services firms.
Lesley is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Legal Cheek report on the firm's autumn retention figures, with 96% of final seat trainees committing their futures to the firm
The firm offered positions to 96% of its qualifying trainees at the Firm this year, keeping on 25 of 26 of its newly-qualified lawyers.
New Law Journal report on Lesley O'Leary's appointment as the firm's Chief Operating Officer
Lesley O’Leary takes on newly created role of chief operating officer.
Charles Russell Speechlys’ Appoints Lesley O’Leary as Chief Operating Officer
Charles Russell Speechlys is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley O’Leary as its Chief Operating Officer
International Women’s Day 2020 – 8 Women for 8 March
International Women’s Day offers us a great opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and our female colleagues.