James Carter, Charles Russell Speechlys’ managing partner, says: “Partners from both firms had the desire to create the market-leading firm providing business law and private wealth advice internationally. The creation of Charles Russell Speechlys takes us a long way towards meeting that shared and now very achievable objective.”
“This is a significant and exciting development for two firms that can both trace their heritage back for well over 100 years,” adds Christopher Page, Charles Russell Speechlys’ senior partner. “We believe that the combination enables us to offer clients an integrated approach with greater depth of expertise and to continue our long traditions of delivering first-class client service.”
The new firm has 170 partners, a total of 500 lawyers and revenues of £135m.