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Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford Announces Three Partner Promotions

21st May 2019

22 May 2019 – Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford has promoted three lawyers – Rebecca Burford, Andrew Keeley and William Rollin – to Partner. In addition, a further two lawyers, Rachel Hearn and Mark Rowden, Private Property, have been promoted to Senior Associate.


Rebecca Burford – Corporate
Rebecca is a corporate transactional specialist and advises on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, seed capital and growth capital investments, joint ventures, and corporate reorganisations.  Rebecca predominantly assists clients in the technology and digital media sector, as well as having experience in manufacturing, insurance and telecoms.


Andrew Keeley – Construction
Andrew joined the firm as a trainee in 2005 before qualifying into the Construction, Engineering and Projects team. He advises clients including developers, contractors and funders on various commercial and residential projects, including contractual documentation and dispute resolution.


William Rollin – Family
William joined the firm as a trainee in 2008 before qualifying into the Family team. He specialises in divorce and the financial remedies on divorce but he is also experienced in proceedings in relation to children. He has significant experience in advising in cases where there is a pattern indicative of personality disorders and illnesses such as addiction.


Duncan Elson, Partner and Head of the Guildford office comments, “We are proud that five Guildford-based lawyers have been recognised as part of the firm’s annual promotions. Rebecca, Andrew, William, Rachel and Mark have all made outstanding contributions to the firm’s success in the South East over many years. They are all highly valued by their clients and colleagues alike for their specialist knowledge and are an asset to our firm. Their promotions are very well deserved.

“These promotions are a sign of our continued growth. We now have 22 partners in the Guildford office and have built a reputation for excellence across a range of areas including corporate, family, property, litigation, employment, construction and private client work. I am confident that all five newly promoted lawyers will play a vital role in creating further growth and success for the firm.”

Charles Russell Speechlys employs over 160 staff in its Guildford office at One London Square and provides a full range of services to businesses and private clients, backed by the resources of an international law firm. For further information, please visit