Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford continues to build strong links with undergraduates as part of its ongoing focus on attracting top talent into the firm.

On 6 November it held a successful Graduate Recruitment Information Day at its offices at One London Square, attended by 22 students from universities from across the UK. During the event, lawyers from the international firm provided the students with an insight into a career in the legal profession, discussed attributes required for next generation lawyers and talked about life as a trainee at Charles Russell Speechlys.

Building on its links with the University of Law in Guildford, Charles Russell Speechlys also sponsored the Commercial Dispute Resolution Award at the prize giving for Legal Practice Course students. This was presented to Lizzy Hardy by Jamie Cartwright, the firm’s graduate recruitment partner and specialist in Commercial Dispute Resolution. Charles Russell Speechlys has sponsored this award for the last 17 years and Jamie Cartwright, a former University of Law student, was the first recipient of the award.

Jamie Cartwright commented, “Winning this award 17 years ago cemented my view that a career in commercial disputes was very much for me. I joined Charles Russell Speechlys as a trainee and, having built my career here over the last 15 years, now play a key role in graduate recruitment.

“As a firm, we believe it is important to retain strong connections with local educational institutions as they are ideal breeding grounds for lawyers of the future. We want to support and recognise excellence and encourage aspiring lawyers to consider a career at Charles Russell Speechlys. We have a wealth of opportunities on offer across a wide range of disciplines.”

 Charles Russell Speechlys employs over 160 staff in its Guildford office at One London Square and provides a full range of services to businesses and private clients in the region, backed by the resources of an international law firm.

The firm’s graduate recruitment programme is now open for applications. The closing date is 31 January 2020. For further information, please visit