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Record Number of Partners from Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford Endorsed in Legal 500 2019

15th October 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford has received outstanding endorsements in Legal 500 2019, a comprehensive guide to the best law firms in the UK.

The Guildford-based firm was recognised in 13 categories for law firms in the South East including commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate recovery, contentious trusts and probate, employment, construction, property litigation and family law.

A record total of 10 partners were identified as leading industry individuals. In addition, for the second consecutive year, Duncan Elson, Head of the Guildford office and specialist in contentious trusts and probate was singled out for the Hall of Fame – the ultimate Legal 500 accolade which highlights partners at the pinnacle of their profession who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

Leading individuals recognised in Legal 500 2019 are Stephen Burns and Jamie Cartwright (commercial litigation), James Hyne (insolvency and corporate recovery), Nick Hurley (employment), Karen Wilsher and Shona Alexander (family), David Savage (construction), Rebecca Burford (corporate and commercial), Peter Levaggi and David Haines (property litigation).

Richard Flenley (Property Litigation) was identified as a next generation partner and five other individuals, Daniel Moore, Samantha Ewing, William Rollin, Andrew Keeley and Rachel Warren, were singled out as rising stars.

Duncan Elson commented, “We are very proud to have increasing numbers of partners and other senior staff recognised as leading industry individuals and that Charles Russell Speechlys’ Guildford office continues to be endorsed as a leading South East law firm across a broad range of disciplines.

“Legal 500 is a highly respected resource for individuals when choosing their advisors and our inclusion in it across so many categories is a positive reflection of our legal expertise, the calibre of our lawyers across all levels and our strong focus on client service.”

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

Duncan Elson