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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

William Granger

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Financial services, private wealth, retail and leisure, sport, technology, media, telecommunications; corporate, employment, pensions and immigration.


William advises on all aspects of employment, executive and LLP law, including creative contract and remuneration drafting, relationship and change management problem-solving, leadership issues, dispute resolution and all forms of litigation, and the rising importance of the people dimension to commercial transactions. William’s clients include employers, senior executives, interest groups, teams, boards, shareholders and investors nationally and internationally. He has a particular focus on the executive level of business and organisations and is noted for his understanding of people businesses, highly sensitive issues and governance. He has particular experience in financial services, private wealth, marketing services, leisure sectors and in acting for LLPs. William specialises in advising on team moves, boardroom disputes, director liabilities, bonus, incentive and profit share issues. He is especially valued for his advice on the more sensitive, complex, high-profile or newsworthy issues, including leadership support, crisis communications, discrimination, unfair prejudice and whistleblowing. William’s approach includes offering multi-disciplinary, rapport-based, empathetic solutions expressed in the client’s language and in the context of their needs. He focuses on values as much as value. He applies reputation, confidentiality and crisis management skills and an awareness that all business issues have a personal dimension.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has particular expertise in the use of partnerships within fund structures, but also handles partnership work for LLPs and disputes across all partnership types. The group is often call upon to advise financial services LLPs on governance and transactional matters as well as structuring. On the contentious side, it is instructed on partner expulsions, retirements, exclusions and dismissals. The team is led by William Granger who is ‘excellent with clients’ and has ‘strengthened his partnership and LLP expertise’ in recent years. Highlights for the group included advising Crest Nicholson Operation on the establishment of a joint venture, structured as a partnership with A2 Dominion Developments in order to promote the development of the North West Bicester Eco-Town. Also recommended are David Hicks, for his expertise in partnership advisory work in the financial services sector, and James Carter, who has significant knowledge in partnership taxation.

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