Russell is a Founder Partner of Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP.
Russell's experience In the field of Criminal Litigation started as long ago as 1987 when he was engaged to prepare and manage Magistrates' and Crown Court matters commenced by the State. In 1990 he began to represent those detained at the Police Station.
Over the years, Russell has specialised in defending those accused of the most grave and complex crimes imaginable, both in the United Kingdom and overseas, to include contract killings, "gangland" murders, organised crime, multiple murder, terrorist offences, corruption, misconduct in public office and serial rape.
Russell has unrivalled experience in defending cases based upon prolonged covert Police or Serious Organised Crime Agency investigations and often involving the use of technical surveillance methods.
Given the high-profile nature of the cases undertaken by Russell, he is well-versed in dealing with the media and frequently appears in the national Press and upon both national and international television. Russell is regularly invited to comment upon and contribute to legal debate aired by both the BBC and ITV and is retained by an internationally renowned media organisation.
Russell is the holder of "The Law Society Award for Outstanding Performance" and "The Blackstones' Advocacy Award".
Russell maintains an enthusiastic, efficient and pro-active approach in the preparation and conduct of all cases, however trivial they may be. He prides himself in being a part of a Firm which offers a Rolls Royce service to every Client, without exception.
"As probably the largest Provider of crime-specific Legal Advice in the Region, we are frequently called-upon on to advise new Clients unhappy with their existing Solicitors and recommended to us by others including longstanding Clients of Taylor Haldane Barlex... why? The answer is simple, we offer a far superior service and have assembled the best Legal Team in the area without question... no other Firms come close. Clients are right to judge us by the results we achieve on their behalf and the extremely high standard of service they receive."
Russell conducts cases before the Criminal Courts and Disciplinary Tribunals on a daily basis, often following lengthy and far-reaching investigations by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, HM Armed Forces or other Professional Standards organisations.
- Founder Partner of Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP
- Solicitor of The Supreme Court
- Duty Solicitor in the Magistrates’ Court and Police Station
- Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme
Area of expertise
- Crown Court preparation and advocacy
- Magistrates’ Court preparation and advocacy
- Youth Court preparation and advocacy
- Police Station attendance
- HM Armed Forces
- Misconduct Investigations, internal investigations & Disciplinary Hearings
- Unlicensed Music Events & “Raves”
- Road Traffic Law
- Data Protection and Misuse of Computer Legislation