A qualified solicitor, Russell joined Ward Hadaway in Newcastle in 2004 and was promoted to Partner in 2015. Russell specialises in commercial litigation, including work in property litigation, mortgage fraud and professional negligence as part of a 12 month secondment to Northern Rock plc and subsequently UK Asset Resolution plc.

Since the end of 2013, Russell has split his time between Ward Hadaway’s offices in Leeds and Newcastle, acting as de facto head of the commercial litigation team in Leeds.

Russell joined Dementia Matters as a Trustee in 2016.