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William Marriott, head of the private property team at Charles Russell Speechlys, is described as ‘charming, brilliant, quick-thinking and exceptionally courteous’ by property commentators. He is an expert in dealing with country houses and properties on private estates for UK and international clients, across the south of England.
He qualified in 2005 and has since garnered a loyal clientele. Discussing the development and progression of his career, he says, ‘I realised I had become a trusted adviser when I moved on from my only other firm, and a client asked me to “tuck [his] files under [my] arm” as I left.’
What does he think breeds such congenial loyalty from his clients? ‘I can be asked about anything and everything by clients,’ he says. ‘And I enjoy bringing a different perspective to matters, particularly when clients are emotionally involved.’
Marriott’s team continues to evolve and adapt to clients’ needs, especially in light of the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves in 2020. In the face of the disruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the team have been utilising leading technology to deliver their services, and ensuring wide collaboration across the private wealth and other divisions within his firm to anticipate and service his clients’ needs.
Such dedication has only reaffirmed the loyalty of Marriott’s clients.‘Aside from being an extremely affable person,’ says one, ‘one of the main reasons I use William and his team, as well as recommend him as much as I can, is that he gets the job done.’