Education & Qualifications
1999 Called to the Bar by Inner Temple
1999 Inns of Court School of Law
1998 Southampton Institute (LLB First Class Honours) - awarded the Sweet and Maxwell Prize, the Cavendish Publishing Prize, the Paris, Smith & Randall Prize, the Blake Lapthorn Prize and the Advocacy Cup
Russell came to the Bar after a career in the Civil Service where he worked as a Fraud Inspector. Before commencing pupillage he worked in the litigation department of Mishcon de Reya working primarily on banking/shipping fraud cases and also worked for International Arbitration lawyers on international construction law disputes. He accepted tenancy at 5 Essex Court in 2001.
2013 Appointed to the Attorney General’s B panel of counsel
2005 Appointed as Counsel to the Crown