Tim Russell

Tribunal Stipendiary Judge

Tim Russell is a leading employment and employment tribunal lawyer in the UK with over 25 years’ experience. He is currently an Employment Tribunal stipendiary Judge, a former partner and head of department of major firms, and a regular speaker and contributor of articles and publications.

As a practising solicitor, Tim Russell has experience as advocate in over 250 employment tribunal cases where he has personally represented clients in the High Court, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the European Court of Justice.  He was Head of the Norton Rose Employment Team for 5 years from 1999 a role which included other senior managerial responsibilities. Prior to that Tim Russell worked “in-house”, first for Ciba-Geigy and then Lloyds Bank plc.

Tim Russell speaks regularly at both in-house and external seminars, on behalf of organisations such as the CIPD, Employment Lawyers Association, Commerce and Industry Group and CLT. For over ten years he was on the CBI Employment Relations Committee liaising closely with the DTI and Government on proposed and new legislation. Tim has also been on the CBI Working Group looking at individual employment rights as part of an ongoing review for the Government and has been directly involved in the recent modernisation of Employment Tribunal procedure.

Tim Russell has published many employment law articles and has contributed to journals such as Personnel Today, ELA, People Management, New Law Journal, QED, Employer’s Law, The Financial Times, Commercial Lawyer, the Employers Law Association and PLC. He is a contributor to Tolleys Employment Service, Tolleys Employment Precedents and a number of employment law guides including the Business Hotline “Guide to Employment Law”. He has appeared on TV many times, including Sky News and Legal Network TV, as well as radio and is regularly quoted in the media as an Employment Law expert.

A graduate of Cambridge University, Tim Russell also writes fiction for TV and radio.