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Russell Evans

LLB (Hons), CMC, Director of Hampshire Law Society - Winner 2021 UK Mediation Expert of the Year

In 2021 Russell was recognised in the Global 100 and won the award as UK Mediator of the Year. He has more than 30 years experience as a litigation & dispute resolution solicitor and mediator. Russell judges both national and international mediation competitions and lectures on mediation for the Law Society, RICS and CIS. He has also won a number of other national mediation awards. Russell is down to earth, pragmatic and proactive in assisting parties to resolve disputes.

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Russell Evans
Profession

Profession

Solicitor

Profession

Local Panel

London

Profession

Specialist Panel

Probates, Estates & Trusts

Specialist Panel

Membership Level

Elite

Russell's Experience

Areas of Expertise

Russell is an expert in contentious probate, Inheritance Act, tolata and property claims. He has conducted mediations for numerous family members including spouses, partners, siblings, adult and minor children as well as beneficiaries, trustees and executors..He has also conducted mediations at the behest of the Charity Commission. More than 80% of his contentious probate and inheritance mediations settle on the day.

Russell is also an expert in commercial, partnership, company shareholder and sport disputes. He has conducted mediations for ftse companies, government agencies, world top 10 universities, premiership football clubs, world sports champions as well as national and international charities with royal patrons. He has also conducted mediations for many under privileged and deprived. More than 80% of his commercial mediations likewise settle on the day.

Mediation Style

Russell is astute, perceptive and proactive with a warm embracing approach aimed at taking all parties on board. He is also sensitive to case dynamics and politics. Russell is prepared though to challenge assumptions, to provoke thought and think outside the box with a view to focusing on resolution.Russell has been described as ‘outstanding’ in his mediation work and praised for his ‘excellent impact’ lateral thinking and attention to detail.

Russell tries to engage with all parties to assist in the healing process, to open up new horizons, provide a landscape of fulfilling outcomes and reconciliation where this can be achieved.

"This was an extremely difficult and important mediation for me and our family. The contention had fractured our family beyond repair and I had dreaded the day. Yet from the outset Russell made the day a success. He had emotionally and mentally prepared us beforehand by giving us the opportunity to speak with him and communicate with him, so that on the day certain things did not need to be said and the hurt could be left in the past. This set a positive framework for the day. He ensured that what had been doomed would reach the desired outcome. I feel able to move forward and build some bridges. We achieved the desired outcome, but more importantly, Russell removed a lot of the stress that had been upon my shoulders for nearly three years. This would not be possible without the amazing work that Russell did on Monday. He was not afraid to ask the difficult questions and listened to the answers. What makes Russell a brilliant mediator is that he is a genuinely nice person. Do you want to know something completely amazing? The mediation was so successful that one party took a member of the other party home by car. They had not spoken properly in years. What a breakthrough! Would I recommend him to anyone? The answer is a resounding YES. I am so glad I found him and I am so grateful to him for giving us a chance to grieve and move on. There is no better person to have handled our case." KG 

Professional Background

Russell has worked at Ashurst Solicitors (City of London) as well as Paris Smith and Eric Robinson Solicitors (Southampton). Russell has also worked for the Red Cross. Throughout this time Russell also worked Pro Bomo for a number of Law Centres as well as the CAB. Russell's work has always been engaged in and focused on dispute resolution. 

He has acted on behalf of FTSE 100 Companies, International Prize Winning Scientists, Diplomats and Sports Stars & Celebrities in the UK, Europe, Far East & Americas. Russell has also acted on behalf of the Law Society, the ordinary man on the street, the disabled and disadvantaged. He has experience of dealing with a wide diversity of cultures.

He has been appointed by the Football League to determine Sports Disputes. He has also acted on behalf of Premiership and England Football Players, Football Clubs and Club owners as well as Olympic participants and referees. His appointments include acting as Chairman of the Football Disciplinary Commission. He has also been an Arbitrator & Mediator with Sport Resolutions.. 

Russell has chaired Audit Committees as well as Grievance and Disciplinary Panels. He has also been a Property Adjudicator determining property disputes..

Russell has extensive experience of Chancery & QBD business as well as the Business and Property Courts including contentious probate, property and commercial claims. He also has extensive experience of professional negligence claims across a wide variety of professional disciplines.

History
  • 7 June 2024
    Beneficial interest in property
    Settled
  • 29 May 2024
    Estate dispute
    Settled
  • 19 April 2024
    Inheritance
    Did not settle
  • 16 April 2024
    Estate Dispute
    Settled
  • 11 April 2024
    Estate Dispute
    Settled
  • 6 March 2024
    Probate
    Settled
  • 4 March 2024
    Inheritance
    Settled
  • 28 February 2024
    Type: Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 February 2024
    Type: Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 February 2024
    Type: Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 December 2023
    Commercial Property Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2023
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 12 December 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 December 2023
    Proprietary Estoppel
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 December 2023
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 December 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 November 2023
    Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 October 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 October 2023
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 29 September 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 September 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 22 September 2023
    Proprietary Estoppel
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 September 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 September 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 September 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 31 August 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 August 2023
    Estate Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 July 2023
    Beneficial Share in Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 July 2023
    Beneficial Share in Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 July 2023
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 July 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 July 2023
    Business Partnership & TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 June 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 June 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 May 2023
    Estate Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 May 2023
    TOLATA & Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2023
    Trust/Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 March 2023
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 24 March 2023
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 March 2023
    Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 15 March 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 24 February 2023
    Property Loan, Planning & Tolata
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 February 2023
    Proprietary estoppel/Probate dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 January 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 January 2023
    Estate Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 December 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 November 2022
    Wills/Trusts
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 November 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 November 2022
    Dispute re Industrial Infrastructure
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 November 2022
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 November 2022
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 4 November 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 28 October 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 October 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 October 2022
    Contested probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 October 2022
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 October 2022
    Probate/Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 August 2022
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 August 2022
    Estate Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 August 2022
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 4 August 2022
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 July 2022
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 6 July 2022
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 May 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 April 2022
    Company Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 April 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 31 March 2022
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 March 2022
    Insurance Coverage Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 March 2022
    Family Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 27 January 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 19 January 2022
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 December 2021
    Boundary Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 November 2021
    Contested trust funds
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 November 2021
    Loan & Security Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 November 2021
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 October 2021
    £4.5m Partnership Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 October 2021
    Attorney & Lifetime Financial Transactions
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 October 2021
    Restrictive Covenant & Building Development
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 September 2021
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 23 September 2021
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 August 2021
    Proprietary Estoppel & Business Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 June 2021
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 15 June 2021
    Company Loan & Personal Guarantee - £750k Claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 May 2021
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 May 2021
    1975 Inheritance Act - £1m+
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 May 2021
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 April 2021
    Commercial Dispute re Football Pitches
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 April 2021
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 April 2021
    Contentious Probate –Proprietary Estoppel & Undue Influence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 February 2021
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 February 2021
    Professional Negligence – Architect – Property Development
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 January 2021
    Will Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 January 2021
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 December 2020
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 4 December 2020
    £20m joint venture development dispute involving state of the art care facility
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 October 2020
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 September 2020
    1975 Inheritance Act Claim – Unmarried Partner
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 September 2020
    EPA – Court of Protection Proceedings – Contested Executorship – Contentious Probate Proceedings
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2020
    3 yr Building Dispute involving historic house, new build, flooding & 3 experts
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 August 2020
    1975 Inheritance Act Claim by adult child + will validity issues
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 July 2020
    1975 Inheritance Act Claim by partner - Banfield v Campbell & Kaur v Dhaliwall
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 May 2020
    5 Party Contentious Probate – Proprietary Estoppel
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 May 2020
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 February 2020
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 November 2019
    Partnership Dispute including Titanic Papers
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 August 2019
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 August 2019
    Executors administration dispute – property + lifetime gifts
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 July 2019
    10 partner Partnership Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 May 2019
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 26 April 2019
    Charity Commission – Trustees & Management of International Charity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 March 2019
    Inheritance Act 1975 – Adult Child
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 December 2018
    Charitable Foundation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 December 2018
    Boundary Dispute – Adverse Possession
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 December 2018
    Constructive Trust of Property – Jones v Kernott
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 November 2018
    Contentious Probate – Capacity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 September 2018
    Freehold Property Misrepresentation Claim £500k
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 August 2018
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 August 2018
    World Champion Boxer, Title Contender & Manager
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 August 2018
    Boardroom Dispute involving Government Agency and Whistleblowing
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 July 2018
    Partnership Dispute involving Estate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 June 2018
    Commercial Loan & Business Investment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 June 2018
    Property Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 May 2018
    Contentious Probate & Property Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 March 2018
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 February 2018
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 December 2017
    Company Share Sale Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 September 2017
    Constructive Trust of Land re Farm and Business Enterprises
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 September 2017
    Premiership Football Club
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 31 August 2017
    contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 June 2017
    Contentious Family Property Trust incl Farm Development
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 June 2017
    Contentious Probate + Lifetime Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 June 2017
    Construction Dispute landmark ftse company
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 May 2017
    Commercial Property Dilapidations £300k
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 April 2017
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 March 2017
    Re Land Rover motor car
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 January 2017
    Oil Consortium IT Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 January 2017
    Service Contract
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 12 December 2016
    National UK Charity incorporated by Royal Charter
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 October 2016
    Company Director Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 12 October 2016
    National UK Charity – Director Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 8 September 2016
    1975 Inheritance Act Claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 July 2016
    Property Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 July 2016
    Franchise Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 June 2016
    1975 Inheritance Act – Adult Child
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 June 2016
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 May 2016
    Leasehold Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 May 2016
    Financial Services Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 March 2016
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 March 2016
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 February 2016
    Contentious Probate & Breach of Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 January 2016
    £7m dispute re Bank & Receivership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 22 January 2016
    Commercial Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 December 2015
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 October 2015
    Construction Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 October 2015
    Profesional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 October 2015
    Shipping Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 June 2015
    Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 May 2015
    Whistleblowing Financial Director
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 17 March 2015
    Boundary Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 February 2015
    Financial Settlement on breakdown of Cohabitation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 January 2015
    Contentious Property Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 September 2014
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 September 2014
    Contentious Probate involving a farm
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 July 2014
    Business to Business
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 July 2014
    Professional Negligence re conduct Prof Neg case
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 July 2014
    Dispute re Takeover of Surveyors Practice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 June 2014
    Heating Installation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 May 2014
    Insurer Business Liability
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 May 2014
    Accountants Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 May 2014
    Negligent Misstatement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 April 2014
    Judicial Review Care Home Fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 December 2013
    Solicitors Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 October 2013
    Construction Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 October 2013
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 October 2013
    Employment Claim involving International Company
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 September 2013
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 September 2013
    Dilapidations & Disrepair £35k
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 March 2013
    Chancery Company Purchase Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 25 June 2012
    Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 November 2011
    Market Trader
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 October 2011
    Farm, Estate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 12 September 2011
    Solicitor/Client
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 June 2011
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 April 2011
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
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Russell's Testimonials

I was delighted that we used Mr. Evans for our mediator. He dealt with the most difficult situations very diplomatically and professionally.

EC

MBE

Russell was perfect at his job. A sophisticated communicator - able to listen and hear and to know when to speak. He was very discreet. I hope never to be in such a tormented situation again, but will readily recommend Russell to others. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Dr KO

Russell was by far the most attentive, pro-active and hands on mediator I have used and his ability to rapidly hone in on the key issues and address them in a realistic and pragmatic way was highly impressive. His determination to get the job done with empathy, enthusiasm and energy stood out and I would highly recommend him accordingly.

CH

CEO

 

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