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Law firm Charles Russell Speechlys is expanding into art law with the hire of two partners from Boodle Hatfield.

Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo will join Ludovic de Walden in the firm’s art law practice. De Walden joined 18 months ago from Bird & Bird.

Litigator Maxwell, who was co-head of Boodle’s art group, and commercial art lawyer Capildeo will join on April 1.

James Carter, managing partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “Art is an increasingly important asset class for our international clients… With this significant double hire we are showing our commitment to our clients in the global private wealth market.”

Charles Russell Speechlys was formed by a merger in 2014 between law firms Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

Tayler & Fletcher

Tayler & Fletcher

Auction house Tayler & Fletcher in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.

Auction house Tayler & Fletcher in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds has appointed Sue Kelleher as an assistant in its fine art department. Kelleher has an interest in books and previously worked in the publishing department of English Heritage.