Accredited Mediator, Agricultural Law, Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Common Law, Contract, DeFacto Property, Equity/ Trusts, Family Law/ De Facto, Inquests, Insurance, Medical Negligence, Occupational Health and Safety, Partnerships, Personal Injuries, Probate/ Wills/ TFM, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Property Law, Torts, Torts and Other Personal Injuries, Transport Accident Commission, Water and Drainage Law, WorkCover/ Comcare
Russell has a general civil practise with particular emphasis on wills, probate, family testators maintenance, Cy-prés schemes, family law and de facto family cases, sale of land and settled land.
Some of the cases Russell has recently appeared in, include:-
(a) The Trust Company Limited re Peter Mitchell -v- Attorney General of New South Wales (2011) NSWSC 206 (15 March 1011) (Cy-prés Scheme);
(b) The Trust Company (Australia) Limited as trustees of the Kyle Williams Home Trust -v- Attorney-General of New South Wales (No.2)  NSWSC 323 (18 March 2011) (Cy-prés Scheme);
(c) The Trust Company (Australia) Limited as trustees of the Kyle Williams Home Trust -v- Attorney General of New South Wales (No.2)  NSWSC 1505 (7 December 2012) (Cy-prés Scheme)
(d) Whitehead -v- The State Trustee Limited  VSC 424 (Testators Family Maintenance);
(e) State Trustees Limited -v- Whitehead  VSCA 274 (16 November 2012) (Testators Family Maintenance)
Russell also practises in the area of personal injury and has done many cases involving brain damage and serious psychiatric damage. He has practised this area in the County Court and the Supreme Court before Judge along and jury.
Many of the cases Russell has conducted have problems in relation to farming disputes. Before coming to the bar he practised as a country solicitor and has farming interests, all of which give him a particular insight into the problems of farming familiies.
Russell's farming background has enabled him to understand technical matters which are often raised in farming disputes. He is also a farmer in the Western District of Victoria breeding beef cattle.
Russell is a national accredited mediator and has acted as a mediator and also as counsel appearing before mediators.