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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Charles Russell Speechlys

Working at Charles Russell Speechlys provides you with the prestigious opportunity to work with household names. The firm works with a variety of different practice areas, ranging from corporate and commercial to property and even private client. High quality advice and extensive experience (the firm was founded in 1760) has led to the firm advising companies like Nike, Cafe Nero and FarFetch. 

Charles Russell Speechlys’ high-profile clients are evidence of the prestige of the firm’s workforce, as lawyers at the firm are experts in their fields. Lawyers have even been recruited to write for different publications, with past articles discussing copyright and tattoos, the legal implications of Covid passports and the pros and cons of social media anonymity. 

The firm is also committed to ensuring that their workforce is as diverse as their clientele. The firm has a number of different diversity initiatives in place, ranging from glitzy celebrations for different religious festivals to affinity groups for those from marginalised backgrounds. 

The firm has a strong international presence, with offices in places like Geneva, Hong Kong and Dubai. The office in Manama, Bahrain, is the leading international law firm in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Overall, the firm’s locations cover over 200 different legal jurisdictions, making Charles Russell Speechlys a perfect place for those interested in cross-border collaborations. Alongside client secondments, trainees can also do an international secondment and experience a completely different culture and legal system.

What the firm says

We’re only human. And we consider that our superpower, not a weakness. We’ve built our firm on establishing trusted, meaningful relationships with our clients globally. After all, we are here to guide them through their most pressing challenges and most rewarding opportunities. 

We do this by creating rewarding relationships and adopting a personal approach with total focus on client needs. We do this with kindness, empathy, attention, and clarity. No jargon, no attitude. The results are deep and trusted relationships between our clients and us. Relationships that deliver value and peace of mind long-term. We make a difference to someone’s life.

We have a diverse range of skills and offer legal services globally through a broad range of integrated advisory, transactional and contentious services. We know it’s not enough to understand the law – we have to understand our clients just as well. So we apply a people-focused lens to every action we recommend to our clients. Our unique approach to law has made us a leader in the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families. Major corporates and institutions benefit from our personalised approach as we embed ourselves in the teams of our clients. Working alongside them and connecting them with the right people across our firm to help them excel in new opportunities.  

We are based in London, Guildford and Cheltenham in the UK with international offices in Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. Our country desks focus on key international markets where we do not have offices including the USA, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Israel, India and China as well major European markets. Our international connections mean we can work with clients anywhere in the world. Whether a business operates in a single country or across borders, we’ll put a team together pulling from our sector and geographical expertise and our partnerships with the best law firms across the world covering 200 legal jurisdictions.



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Charles Russell Speechlys are committed to ensuring that the firm is as inclusive and welcoming as it can be. They are keen to ensure that everyone is receiving the same opportunities and no one is the victim of discrimination.

Find out more in the 'diversity' section.