Charles Russell Speechlys expands innovation offering with creation of new Advanced Client Solutions team
UK News

CRS logoCharles Russell Speechlys today announces the creation of a new ‘Advanced Client Solutions’ team, made up of a total of ten newly created full-time job roles (all UK-based). The Firm begins hiring into the new department today and there will be 18 full-time roles by the end of 2024. 

The Advanced Client Solutions department will contain various capabilities to help streamline the delivery of legal work within the Firm, incorporating Solution Development, Legal Tech & AI, Legal Project Management, Alternative Delivery and Process Improvement. The job descriptions for each role are now fully available on the Firm’s website.


The creation of the new department and team is a key part of a broader three-year Innovation strategy established and being led by Joe Cohen who joined in December 2023. The Advanced Client Solutions team will support the Firm in presenting the best possible offering to clients. Its creation is an important step in ensuring that the Firm keeps pace with market best-practice in innovation and technology across all offices.

Joe Cohen, Director of Advanced Client Solutions, comments: “The legal industry is evolving rapidly and, as a Firm, we must be forwarding thinking in order to deliver the best results to our clients. The creation of this new team is an exciting development and ensures we will have the required level of resource to take hold of technological developments with both hands and to move as quickly as possible. The ambition is that we will be the most innovative international private capital law firm by the end of 2025. 

“This is a crucial step in our innovation journey, and I am confident that it will deliver value in some of the places where it is most needed. This is the first of many steps to come, and we have other plans within our broader innovation strategy that we look forward to sharing details of with the market in due course.” 


Simon Ridpath, Managing Partner, comments: “Joe is highly experienced in this area and has led on a number of successful projects at major Firms relating to the implementation of new legal processes and systems. He has put forward strong proposals for how we as a Firm can take our innovation to the next level as the market continues to evolve, and I have every confidence that this new team will support us in delivering for clients and achieving our ambitious growth targets.”


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