Charles Russell Speechlys hires Headland

Headland has been hired by Charles Russell Speechlys, an international law firm with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong.

The brief spans senior communications advice, press office support across the firm’s priority sector groups, and corporate PR.

Charles Russell Speechlys is a leading advisor to growth and family businesses, wealth creators and the owners of private wealth and their families. The firm was formed in 2014 with the merger of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham and now comprises 168 partners based across 11 locations.

Headland was appointed following a competitive pitch process.

Lesley O’Leary, Director of Business Development & Communications at Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “We are at a stage in the firm’s development where we need to extend our media reach and raise the overall profile of the brand. Headland’s energy, understanding of our sector, and ability to combine hands-on media relations with grounded strategic advice, set them apart at every stage in the pitch process.”

Joanna Trezise, Partner at Headland, said: “Charles Russell Speechlys has developed a clear proposition in the legal market. At a time when the barriers between private client and commercial work are coming down, this is a firm that offers its clients an uncommonly wide range of skills and experience. We’re delighted to be working with a firm that understands the importance of good content and the power of media relations.”