Black History Month Event @CRS

  • Date: 29th October 2018
  • Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Charles Russell Speechlys, London

Charles Russell Speechlys are hosting an event to celebrate Black History Month.  They have an amazing Host and Panel line up who have agreed to share their personal journey with you – the highs, the lows and the information they wish they had a bit sooner.

Joanne Cummings – Joanne will be hosting the panel.  Joanne qualified as a solicitor in 2008 having completed her training contract at a niche property law firm in East London. During her career she has had the opportunity to practise property law in many different settings including boutique niche property firms in the West End and in-house at the British Red Cross and Local Government. Joanne joined Charles Russell in 2014 and currently acts for a range of individual and corporate clients on their personal and profession property transactions. Recent projects have included  buying and selling apartments in the Battersea Power Station development and advising clients on property implications of London 2012 Olympics.

Reggie Nelson – having established that Kensington and Chelsea were the richest areas in London, Reggie went knocking on the doors to see if the residents would share with him what skills and qualities they had that allowed them to live in a wealthy area like that.   This led him to meeting Quintin Price, a Senior Executive at Investment Management firm Blackrock.    Four internships and a degree later, Reggie has now secured a role as an institutional client service analyst at Legal & General Investment Management in the City 

Michelle Terry – Michelle is a Barrister with over 16 years’ of experience. Her career started off in chambers as a crime and family practitioner and then as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS.  Currently Michelle is an independent LPP Counsel with the Serious Fraud Office working on complex and serious fraud matters and currently she represents cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Michelle has international experience working with the New York City Commission for Human Rights and  American Express in Manhattan.

Damien Kent – Damian qualified as a solicitor in 2016, having completed his training contract in-house at Channel 5. He now works as a lawyer for television production company Fremantle, where he has worked on shows including The Apprentice, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Currently, he works in Fremantle’s scripted comedy legal team, negotiating and arranging deals with writers, various rights owners and their agents. 


  • 4.30 pm – 4.40 pm        Welcome and introductions
  • 4.40 pm – 5.30 pm        Panel Members sharing their personal journeys
  • 5.30 pm – 6.00 pm        Q&A
  • 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm        Networking

 To register please email  Places are limited so please register early.

Bookings are closed for this event.