Tim Russ

Tim Russ


Tim is a senior dispute resolution lawyer specialising in agricultural law, food law, private client and property disputes.

He advises on agricultural tenancies, landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, Direct Payments, quota disputes and contractual claims.

Tim has handled a number of judicial reviews especially for food businesses and farmers against the Foods Standards Agency and DEFRA. He also handles wills, probate and trust disputes both for trustees and beneficiaries including disputes under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

He has a particular interest in animal disease issues and has dealt with many of leading cases concerning both Bovine TB and Foot and Mouth disease. He has also acted in a number of leading cases concerning the licensing and regulation of meat businesses.

Tim is a qualified mediator accredited by both the ADR Group and CEDR, is on the Court of Appeal mediation panel and is accredited as a practitioner member by the Law Society Civil and Commercial mediation panel. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator as well as advising arbitrators and on occasions sitting with them as legal advisor.

He is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association, Worshipful Company of Farmers, Farmers Club, Property Litigation Association, ACTAPS, National Farmers Union, the Country Land & Business Association, Tenant Farmers Association (for which he is on the East Midlands panel) and Countryside Alliance.

In 2020 Tim was appointed to the Agricultural Law Association Dispute Resolution Panel.

In 2022 he was awarded Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARRAgS).

He sits as a Deputy District Judge and is a Notary Public.