Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted six lawyers to Partner, effective from 1 May 2017. Additionally, a further 22 lawyers were promoted to legal director and senior associate roles.
Christopher Page, Senior Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys says, “These promotions are a reward for hard work, quality skills, top service to our clients and considerable contribution to enhancing the values and reputation of the firm. Ten of those promoted joined us as trainees, which indicates the level of commitment we have to providing quality career development opportunities. Our hard work and dedicated focus on diversity is paying dividends, with almost two thirds of those promoted being female.”
The new partners are:
Paul Arathoon – Business Services
Paul specialises in corporate finance. His particular expertise includes IPOs, secondary issues and boardroom and shareholder disputes for public companies, as well as advising on takeover code transactions.
Helen Hutton – Real Estate, Planning and Environmental
Helen deals with all aspects of planning and environmental law, for commercial, private and charity clients, in both contentious and non-contentious spheres. Her expertise includes strategic advice, planning agreements, appeals, judicial review, other Court challenges, CPO and planning objections. She has additional expertise in hydrocarbon matters.
Rupa Lakha – Construction, Engineering and Projects
Rupa is an experienced construction lawyer acting for developers and contractors alike. She focuses on contentious work, advising clients on dispute avoidance and all forms of dispute resolution.
Naomi Nettleton – Real Estate
Naomi advises commercial clients on complex and challenging commercial property transactions. She has wide experience in acquisitions and disposals of commercial property portfolios, with particular expertise in the hotel and care home sectors.
Michael O’Connor – Construction, Engineering and Projects
Michael is an experienced construction and engineering lawyer, providing advice to both national and international clients across the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution.
Sakhjit Randhawa – Private Property
Sakhjit’s main focus and extensive experience involves advising high net worth clients, including international billionaires, high profile entrepreneurs and ruling family members with the legal work on their London property acquisitions, handling sales and purchases of prime and super prime London residential property. In addition, she regularly advises major property companies and private banks.