5 Essex Court

Russell Fortt

Call 1999


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.


2018 Appointed to the Attorney General’s A panel of counsel

2013 Appointed to the Attorney General’s B panel of counsel

2005 Appointed as Counsel to the Crown