Russell has practised exclusively in the field of employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2000. He acts for individuals and organisations on a wide range of matters across the entire field of employment law including; Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation relating to; unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract claims. He also regularly advises clients on routine matters such as; disciplinary and grievance handling, absence and performance management, family friendly rights, protected conversations, negotiating the terms of settlement agreements, redundancy and restructuring as well as more complex areas such as privacy rights, GDPR, TUPE, confidentiality, bonus/contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. He also frequently drafts employment contracts, directors’ service agreements, settlement agreements, consultancy agreements and employee handbooks. He is also a member of the Employment Law Association.
He regularly speaks on the subject of employment law to various professional bodies, groups and trade associations and has appeared on Sky News and BBC news as a commentator on employment law related issues in the media. He also regularly writes articles and blogs which have been published in People Management and other HR related media.
Russell is known for being easy to work with and his ability to provide commercial and pragmatic advice. He has developed many long term working relationships with a number of clients across a wide range of sectors including; construction, education, engineering, fashion, health, hotel/hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, media, property, professional services, retail, sport and transport.
Outside of work, Russell’s spare time is spent with his wife and children, watching his sons play rugby and football and participating in triathlon events.
“We have worked with Russell for over 13 years now. During that time we have benefited as a company from his sound, timely advice and commercial approach. As the world of Employment Law becomes ever more complex I would recommend to any fellow business owners to pick up the phone to Russell who I view as one of our key business partnerships.”
– Havas Lynx
“Russell has gone to great lengths to get to know and understand our business. We receive sound, practical advice tailored to our commercial needs and we have found him to be quick in responding to requests for advice.”
– Lowri Beck Services Limited
“Russell is always available and quick to respond ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely fashion. His advice and guidance is up to date and thorough which instils a feeling of confidence to tackle whatever issues are faced. The service is personal in its interaction and feels like he is part of our business”
– BCW Engineering Limited
“What can I say! I cannot thank you enough – you have been absolutely brilliant. The last 12 months have been extremely stressful but you helped me to focus on what was important and what was not. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I am very grateful for all your efforts and the true dedication which led to the fantastic result you achieved.”
– Client who we recovered £120,000 damages for against former employer
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