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Charles Russell Speechlys Receives Outstanding Endorsements in Chambers UK & Chambers High Net Worth Guides

17th November 2020

Charles Russell Speechlys’ Guildford office has received significant endorsements in Chambers & Partners UK – a highly respected guide which, following extensive research, lists the top ranking law firms and lawyers across the UK. The Guildford office’s private wealth practice also received an outstanding endorsement in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020.

In Chambers UK, for the South of England, Charles Russell Speechlys’ Guildford office is recognised in nine legal categories, with five of these in Band 1 rankings: Construction, Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market (South); Family/Matrimonial, Real Estate Litigation and Restructuring/Insolvency.

A total of 24 Guildford-based lawyers have been singled out with individual rankings, with three lawyers, Noel Wardle (Professional Discipline), Ingrid Saffin (Real Estate) and Andrew Keeley (Construction) all gaining improved individual rankings. William Rollin (Family/Matrimonial) is included in the guide for the first time.

Charles Russell Speechlys is an international law firm, with UK offices in London, Guildford and Cheltenham. The firm ranked highly nationwide, with 73 lawyers and 41 of its practice areas selected for the prestigious directory.

Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2020: South of England

In the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020 – a publication aimed at the international private wealth market – Charles Russell Speechlys’ private client team in Guildford is described as “a very high-quality, technically brilliant, client-focused team across a broad range of services, such as private client and family law.”

Five lawyers were singled out as notable practitioners: Sally Ashford (Tax, Trusts and Succession), Duncan Elson (Private Wealth Disputes), Samantha Ewing (Private Wealth Disputes), Rebecca Piper (Private Wealth Disputes) and Gareth Walliss (Tax, Trusts & Succession).

Duncan Elson, Partner and Head of Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of our exceptional teams in Guildford and across the rest of the firm in the UK. We continue to grow our reputation for excellence across a wide range of disciplines and it is great to receive these strong endorsements in such highly regarded publications.”

Charles Russell Speechlys’ listings in the Chambers directories follows on from its recent endorsements in Legal 500 2020 in which the firm was recognised in 67 categories nationally, with Charles Russell Speechlys’ Guildford-based office being ranked as a Tier 1 firm in 14 categories for law firms in the South East.

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 in the region, backed by the resources of an international law firm. For further information, please visit