Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted five lawyers to Partner, effective 1 May 2021, in addition to one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
Simon Ridpath, Managing Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, says:
“Our five new Partners excel in their fields, and we are delighted to reward their hard work and first-class client service. These promotions follow a busy year of growth for the firm as we continue to strengthen core areas of our business, with eight lateral partner hires spread across our Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Paris and UK offices. Congratulations to each of our new Partners, and we wish them every success as they continue their career with us.”
Newly-promoted partners includes:
Hugh Gunson – Private Wealth Disputes
Hugh joined the firm in 2018. He has a broad practice focussing on contentious tax matters, including HMRC enquiries and litigation before the tax tribunals and higher courts across all areas of tax. He also advises clients on tax-related claims for mistake and rectification and tax-related professional negligence claims.
Caroline Greenwell – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Caroline joined the firm as a trainee in 2007, qualifying in 2009. She acts for corporate and individual clients in relation to various complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations that typically involve civil fraud and asset tracing, allegations of bribery and corruption, and breaches of contract and misrepresentations.
Dan Moore – Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
Dan joined the firm as a trainee in 2009, qualifying in 2011. He advises a wide variety of stakeholders in the context of domestic and international insolvency issues, including banks, financial institutions, companies, directors, trade creditors and insolvency practitioners.
Kerry Stares – Responsible Business & Pro Bono
Kerry leads the firm's Responsible Business initiatives, supporting the firm and its clients to achieve their sustainability objectives. She also leads the firm's Pro Bono practice, which helps individuals get access to justice and strengthens small charities and social enterprises. Kerry is a senior commercial litigator and solicitor advocate and joined the firm in 2019.
Jonathan Steele - Corporate
Jonathan joined the firm in 2012, his areas of expertise include advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate investments and restructuring. Jonathan particular specialisms include technology and media sectors as well as healthcare.