Russell & Russell

Bolton (head office)

With nine offices across the North West, Russell and Russell’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The firm specialises in:
Conveyancing: sale, purchase, remortgage, buy to let, auction, self builds, conversions, new leases, title splits
Family: divorce, finances, cohabitation, children, domestic abuse, same sex marriage, social services involvement, car...

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Russell & Russell

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Attributes

  • - 24/7 Assistance
  • - Dementia Friendly
  • - Female Practitioners
  • - Home visits
  • - Male Practitioners
  • - Open Saturdays

Languages

  • - English
  • - Urdu
  • - Gujarati
  • - Welsh

Accreditations

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Children Law
  • Wills & Inheritance Quality
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Conveyancing Quality
  • Lexcel Quality Practice

Address

Churchill House
7-13 Wood Street
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 1EE

  • Bolton (head office)

    Churchill House
    7-13 Wood Street
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL1 1EE

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Key people at Russell & Russell

Stephen Crompton

Stephen Crompton

Conveyancing partner

Areas of practice

  • Equity Transfer
  • Selling a Property
  • Buying a Property
  • Buying & Selling a Property
  • Equity Release
  • Remortgaging a Property

Stephen heads up the firm's conveyancing department and has over 30 years experience in dealing with all elements of home moves and buying and selling at auction. In particular, he deals with high value tranactions.

He also provides advice and assistance to lenders including services in respect of LPA peceiverships, re-mortgages, SIPS and separate representation.

Accreditations

  • Conveyancing Quality
Karen Woods

Karen Woods

Conveyancing partner

Areas of practice

  • Equity Transfer
  • Selling a Property
  • Buying a Property
  • Buying & Selling a Property
  • Equity Release
  • Remortgaging a Property

Karen heads up the conveyancing department at the firm’s Chester office. She joined Russell and Russell in 1991 and deals with all aspects of the home move process.

Accreditations

  • Conveyancing Quality
Amanda Connor

Amanda Connor

Family partner

Areas of practice

  • Child Holiday Arrangements
  • Cohabitation Breakdown
  • Civil Partnership Breakdown
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prenup / Postnup Advice
  • Starting Divorce Proceedings

Amanda joined Russell and Russell in 1990 and took over as head of the family department in 2000. She works from the firm’s head office in Bolton.
She has practiced in all areas of family law and was accredited to the Children’s Panel and Resolution’s Accredited Panel for children and advocacy for many years. She now spends her time managing and developing the family department.

Accreditations

  • Children Law
  • Family Law
  • Resolution
Salim Ibrahim

Salim Ibrahim

Family partner

Areas of practice

  • Child Holiday Arrangements
  • Child Residency & Contact
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Other Child Issues

Salim joined Russell and Russell in 2005. He is a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and the Associated Lawyers for Children. He is also a member of the Accredited Children's Panel.

He has extensive expertise and experience of dealing with all aspects of family work and is particularly strong on child related matters. He works on social services involvement and care proceedings, often acting for parents and children via their respective guardians in proceedings covering many areas in the North West.

Accreditations

  • Children Law
  • Family Law
  • Resolution
Judith Bromley

Judith Bromley

Probate partner

Areas of practice

  • Administer an Estate
  • Draft a Joint Will
  • Power of Attorney for a Couple
  • Court of Protection Deputyship
  • Power of Attorney for an Individual
  • Draft Individual Will

Judith is joint managing partner at the practice and heads up the wills and probate department.

Her passion for probate and court of protection work has enabled Judith to grow a successful team of 21 solicitors, legal executives and paralegals who offer a comprehensive service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to acting for clients with wills and probate requirements, Judith’s department also provides specialist advice for older and vulnerable clients.

Accreditations

  • Wills & Inheritance Quality
Derrick Smethurst

Derrick Smethurst

Personal Injury partner

Areas of practice

  • Accidents in a Public Place Claim
  • Accidents at Work Claim
  • Misdiagnosis Claim
  • Road Traffic Accident Claim
  • Accidents and Illness Abroad Claim
  • Other Medical Negligence Claim

Derrick qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and is head of the personal injury department. He has specialised in accident and injury claims acting on behalf of injured claimants for over 30 years.

Whilst managing the department he runs a large number of cases, including accidents in the workplace, road traffic accidents, injuries in public places, clinical negligence, industrial disease and severe injury cases.

Accreditations

  • Personal Injury
  • APIL Injury Specialist
  • APIL Member
Vince Pearl

Vince Pearl

Personal injury partner

Areas of practice

  • Accidents in a Public Place Claim
  • Accidents at Work Claim
  • Misdiagnosis Claim
  • Road Traffic Accident Claim
  • Accidents and Illness Abroad Claim
  • Other Medical Negligence Claim

Joining Russell & Russell in 1988, making partner in 1992. He now heads up the personal injury department at the firm’s Bury office and still runs a large number of cases. Acting for clients across the country, Vince’s vast amount of experience enables him to deal with more serious injury claims, including accidents in the workplace and industrial disease.

His professional memberships include Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and membership of the Law Society personal injury panel (PIP).

Accreditations

  • APIL Injury Specialist
  • APIL Member
  • APIL Senior Litigator
Jane Penman

Jane Penman

Personal injury partner

Areas of practice

  • Accidents in a Public Place Claim
  • Accidents at Work Claim
  • Misdiagnosis Claim
  • Road Traffic Accident Claim
  • Accidents and Illness Abroad Claim
  • Other Medical Negligence Claim

After qualifying in 1999, Jane joined the personal injury department, becoming partner in 2002. Her professional memberships include The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel (PIP) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

As well as managing the personal injury department at our Middleton office, Jane acts for clients who have sustained injuries through no fault of their own. In particular, she represents client with serious spinal or traumatic brain injuries and amputations.

Accreditations

  • APIL Injury Specialist
  • APIL Member
Neil Seddon

Neil Seddon

Personal injury partner

Areas of practice

  • Accidents in a Public Place Claim
  • Accidents at Work Claim
  • Misdiagnosis Claim
  • Road Traffic Accident Claim
  • Accidents and Illness Abroad Claim
  • Other Medical Negligence Claim

Neil joined Russell and Russell in 1985. He became a partner at the firm in 1994.

A member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Neil works from the firm’s personal injury department in Bolton. Although he deals with all types of injury claims, Neil’s extensive experience often leads him to represent clients with more complex matters and in serious injury claims.

Accreditations

  • APIL Injury Specialist
  • APIL Member
Howard Jones

Howard Jones

Criminal defence partner

Areas of practice

  • Careless / Dangerous Driving
  • Speeding Offences
  • Drinks / Drug Driving

Howard is a partner and heads up our criminal defence department in the firm’s Chester office. He joined the practice in 1990 and is an accredited Police Station representative, Duty solicitor and Higher Court Advocate. His work is criminal litigation in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. He also defends private prosecutions from the DWP, RSPCA, LEA and the British Horse Racing Board.

Nick Ross

Nick Ross

Criminal defence partner

Areas of practice

  • Careless / Dangerous Driving
  • Speeding Offences
  • Drinks / Drug Driving

Having joined the practice in 1986, Nick is a partner in the firm’s criminal defence team. He is head of the Crown Court department and is a Duty solicitor and a Higher Court Advocate.

Peter Leather

Peter Leather

Criminal defence partner

Areas of practice

  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Speeding Offences
  • Drinks / Drug Driving

Peter is a partner in the firm’s criminal defence team and is the head of the Magistrates’ Court department.


He joined the practice in 1984 and is responsible for all aspects of Advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court, including road traffic law, health and safety law and domestic violence. He is also a Duty solicitor.

Andrew Costello

Andrew Costello

Crimonal defence partner

Areas of practice

  • Careless / Dangerous Driving
  • Speeding Offences
  • Drinks / Drug Driving

Andrew joined the practice in 2001 and became a partner in the criminal defence department in 2010. He was Russell and Russell’s first Higher Court Advocate and deals in all areas of advocacy with a particular interest in sentencing, proceeds of crime and mental health.
This work has led to him dealing with specialist areas, such as Imprisonment for Public Protection, Extended Determinate Sentences, Section 37 Hospital Orders and Section 41 Restriction Orders. He has also dealt with complex cases involving explosive substances and firearms.
He has had consistent success in jury trials, combating issues of bad character, joint enterprise, hearsay, identification and alibi to secure not guilty verdicts.

Adam Whittaker

Adam Whittaker

Criminal defence partner

Areas of practice

  • Careless / Dangerous Driving
  • Speeding Offences
  • Drinks / Drug Driving

Having joined the practice in 1997, Adam is a partner in our criminal defence department dealing with all aspects of criminal law.

Alex Walsh

Alex Walsh

Commercial property partner

Areas of practice

  • New Lease (tenant)
  • Assignment of Lease (landlord)
  • Lease Renewal (landlord)
  • Lease Renewal (tenant)
  • Sale of Commercial Property

Alex joined Russell and Russell to head up the commercial property department in November 2014. His experience includes acquisitions and disposals, leases and licences, portfolio management, property finance and development. He has also worked with clients ranging from owner managed businesses to large corporations, banks, charities and individual investors.

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