Rupert Russell > Albion Chambers > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Albion Chambers


Rupert joined Albion from Carmelite Chambers in London in 2018 where he specialised in defending complex fraud. Since joining chambers, Rupert has built up a busy general criminal practice as well as maintaining his fraud expertise. He is equally confident prosecuting and defending a wide range of work, including organised crime, serious violence and sexual offences. Rupert is a CPS panel advocate level 2 prosecutor. He is also appointed to the specialist Regulatory List C for advocates prosecuting Health & Safety and Environmental Law. In 2017, Rupert completed a secondment at the white-collar crime department of leading law firm Arnold and Porter Kaye Scholer, where he advised clients involved in one of the SFO’s biggest ever bribery investigations into corrupt payments made by oil contractors to the Iraqi government. Rupert is appointed to the specialist Regulatory List C for advocates prosecuting Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Rupert is regularly instructed by Gloucestershire Police in proceedings for civil orders such as Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Closure Orders. 


Called 2013




BA (Hons) Emmanuel College, Cambridge; GDL, City University; BPTC, Kaplan Law School

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Rupert Russell – Albion Chambers ‘Rupert is adept at thinking on his feet and has an in-depth knowledge of his cases so he can give a swift yet considered response to everything that arises. He has an assured manner in court which both judges and juries find persuasive.’

Albion Chambers is ‘one of the pre-eminent crime sets on the Western Circuit’ with ‘an excellent mix of different levels of call’. Rupert Russell, a ‘smooth and witty advocate’, has considerable experience handling sexual offences cases as well as multi-handed organised crime cases. Edward Hetherington has a varied practice and recently defended a case concerning a former CPS employee accused of abusing her position to obtain sensitive information about prominent criminals and organised crime groups. Emma Martin , ‘a first-class advocate’, has recently appeared unled in serious violence and sexual offences cases.