Russell Davies

What I do

I specialise in commercial dispute resolution, helping clients to resolve their differences and achieve the most commercially acceptable solutions in the most cost-effective way. As well as disputes arising from contracts, I deal with business ownership disputes, property-related disputes and have a particular specialism in litigation relating to leases and tenancies of pubs. My job is to advise clients on their options and to help them decide which of those options should be pursued.

I bring a wealth of knowledge to the team, having been practising for over 25 years. I have been known to bring in cakes occasionally, although my colleagues would probably say not often enough. I am a bit of a grammar pedant. I’m very proud of the team – they are a great bunch of talented lawyers.

I am married with three grown up children and two dogs. My interests include playing golf, watching pretty much any sport but with a particular interest in football and rugby. My favourite team is Shrewsbury Town, but living in Derby it is impossible not to feel an affinity for Derby County. I’m a big fan of the England Rugby team and love a good day out at Twickenham.

We've been working with the Smith Partnership for 15+ years and found the professionalism, service and more importantly breadth of knowledge through the various departments second to none. We would have no qualms recommending them for any legal work which needs undertaking.

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I have used Smiths for several years now and I have the confidence within them to provide consistent quality of advice and professionalism as standard.

Even in some adverse times they have shown stability of strategy and thought which you come to expect from their wealth of experienced partners.

Expectations have been tempered to ensure a satisfactory outcome and most credit for this goes to Russell Davies.

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