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Colin Russ is an experienced, independent commercial mediator. He has established an excellent reputation for the successful resolution of disputes relating to: commercial contracts, shareholder/partnership disputes, professional negligence, construction disputes, real estate and the financial services sector as well as disputes arising from intellectual property rights, insolvency issues and the mis-selling of Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHPs).


Originally qualified as a lawyer, Colin practiced as a commercial litigation lawyer for over 20 years, ultimately as Head of Litigation at the Birmingham office of global law firm DLA Piper. After his interest in the mediation process grew, Colin gained his Mediator Accreditation from CEDR and left DLA (as it was then) to set up his mediation practice in early 2001.

Over the last 20 years Colin has built up a thriving, independent commercial mediation practice in the UK. His clients include many of the UK’s leading law firms and he has considerable expertise in high value multi-party mediations, involving complex multi-issue disputes.

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