Tom Russell

Barrister & Commercial Mediator

Professional Background

Mediator Tom Russell. Tom has a wealth of experience in the world of litigation. He was a successful solicitor for nine years before beginning his practice as a barrister in 2004.

He is a creative thinker and a natural communicator, with the ability to identify and articulate the important issues early in the process. He prides himself on being approachable and “user-friendly”.

Tom has practiced as a barrister since 2004 and as a mediator since 2008. Previously, he was a litigation solicitor for nine years.

In recent years, Tom has achieved many successful outcomes for clients at trial in cases ranging from trusts of land to unlawful eviction to commercial disputes. However, his focus is primarily on avoiding litigation wherever possible and encouraging negotiated settlement of cases. He is regularly asked to mediate a wide range of disputes and has an excellent record in this field of work.


  • “Mediator Tom Russell conducted the mediation very professionally and extremely effectively”.
  • “Mr Russell’s professional approach to the whole matter made a considerable impression on both clients. He deciphered the evidence in a way that managed to maintain good relationships between disputing parties and his creative reasoning resulted in an effective settlement”.

Personal Interests

Tom is married with two sons, lives in Nottingham and enjoys theatre and cricket.

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