Charles Harvey - Life in the Day - Laurence Simons

Charles Harvey – Life in the Day.


Charles Harvey is a Director at Laurence Simons.


After being introduced to the company in 2020, Charles is a Director at Laurence Simons


Here, Charles shares the average day in the job, as well as his interests and hobbies in the third instalment of Laurence Simons’ ‘Life in the Day’ series.

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What is your daily morning routine? 

I tend to wake up early, sometimes by my cat Max who wants to be fed. I make myself fresh coffee before a morning workout followed by breakfast and the news/emails.

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What is your Laurence Simons office like?

We have recently moved to an excellent location right in the heart of the City, in the shadow of St Pauls Cathedral which we can see directly from our roof terrace.

How did you come to work at Laurence Simons?


I was introduced to LSS by a Group General Counsel of a well-known pharmaceuticals business that I had placed in 2020.



What does your role encompass?


My role is focused on building our legal, compliance and privacy search practice on a global scale and across a variety of sectors.



What projects are you currently working on?


I am working on a number of active projects, including advising a venture capital fund on a Vice President search, and a privately held real estate investment business on a senior legal hire.



Who do you work most closely with?


I work closely with Senior Associate, Cameron Pearce and members of our Business Support function, who assist with each search project.



What do you enjoy about your work?


I enjoy the breadth of work we are involved in across all sectors. This year we have been involved in searches across aerospace, manufacturing, financial services and technology.

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How do you spend time outside of work, and what are your main hobbies and passions?

I enjoy playing and watching sports, mainly cricket and rugby and I have a passion for cooking and food in general. I love finding new recipes and cooking for friends and family.

What are you currently looking forward to?


I am looking forward to sponsoring and hosting a number of General Counsel events in the coming months.

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What are your favourite places in London?

I have lived and worked in London for my entire career. I love to travel and leave the city sometimes, but I always love coming back to the vibrancy and bustle of the city.

I like spending time in the green places that London has to offer – Wimbledon, Greenwich. I also enjoy a walk along the river on a sunny day.

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Do you have any recommendations?

Spend the day a bit further out of central London, perhaps south west London along the river in Richmond or Barnes. There are some lovely walks and pubs.