Guildford lawyers ranked in top High Net Worth guides for 2016

PUBLISHED: 17:05 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:05 07 September 2016

Five lawyers from Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford have been recognised by external ratings guides for their expertise in advising private clients on a range of legal matters.

Shona Alexander and Duncan Elson have been ranked as leading individuals in the inaugural Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2016 – the first publication to be compiled by Chambers and Partners which is specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. The guide covers private wealth management advisory and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring many of the top accountancy and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high net worth individuals. This year 22 lawyers from Charles Russell Speechlys have been ranked by the Chambers Guide across the UK, which is a significant number.

The listings are the result of independent research conducted by private wealth researchers who interviewed hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers and high-end real estate agents to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in each of the jurisdictions covered. View the full guide: Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016.

In addition, Shona Alexander, Sally Ashford, Duncan Elson, William Marriott and David Savage have all been ranked by the 2016 Citywealth Leaders List, in categories including Family/Matrimonial and Private Client, Contentious Trusts and Property. The Citywealth Leaders List is a directory of leading professionals in the private wealth management and private client industry. The list brings together lawyers, accountants, family offices, private bankers and trustees who deal with private clients with fortunes in excess of £20m but often up to several billion. The list is the result of an ongoing year-long programme of peer recommendation and verification. View the list at

Charles Russell Speechlys is a leading law firm with 146 staff in its Guildford office. Renowned for the quality of its legal advice and personal approach, it has one of the UK’s largest private wealth teams advising on private capital and growth. For further information please visit

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