Russell specialises in employment and commercial litigation.
On the employment side, Russell has extensive experience in acting for both employers and employees, with particular emphasis on high-value employment disputes in the financial sector. He advises on all aspects of employment law, termination entitlements, post-termination restrictions, bonuses, discrimination, drafting employment contracts, handbooks and other HR related documentation as well as health and safety matters.
Recently, Russell also spent several years as regional in house counsel with a major international brokerage. He focused primarily on dealing with the restructuring of their employment practices, documentation and structures and resolving the resulting disputes and issues throughout Asia Pacific.
Russell is involved in all aspects of litigation advice and procedures relating to: proceedings to trial, summary judgment and seeking and opposing injunctive relief, including the enforcement of post-termination restrictions by injunctions; liquidation and bankruptcy proceedings, international jurisdictional disputes and Magistrate Court proceedings.
He has advised and acted in disputes on insurance and subrogation claims; joint venture terminations; landlord and tenant disputes involving possession, forfeiture, and distraint; debt collection, professional negligence, including surveyors/designers; international trade/sale of goods, and contractual commercial disputes.