Rupert Russell

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A skilled and compelling advocate with an expanding practice across all areas of criminal and extradition law.

Rupert is instructed as led junior and junior alone in a wide range of work, including fraud, violence, drugs and sexual offences. He also appears regularly in extradition matters involving human rights issues, including appeals to the High Court.

Rupert is currently seconded to the white-collar fraud department of leading law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he is advising clients involved in one of the SFO’s biggest ever bribery investigations into corrupt payments made by oil contractors to the Iraqi government.

Triple-scholar of Gray's Inn: David Karmel Award, Shakespeare Memorial Award and Ann Felicity Goddard Scholarship.

Member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum.