After graduating from the London School of Economics with an Upper Second Honours degree in law, I went on to achieve a Distinction in my Finals at the College of Law. I became a partner within eighteen months of qualification and soon became only a handful of Asian equity partners in the top one hundred law firms in the country. I have extensive experience in advising clients with their property related legal affairs. I am a consummate networker and speak at universities and other bodies on life skills.
In 2001, I was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for charitable services. I have also been nominated for various awards including the prestigious Dadabhai Naoroji Award inaugurated by the last coalition Government to honour those whose work has helped to improve the UK-India relationship. In my personal life, I am dedicated to improving the lives of those less fortunate through participating in and leading many exciting and difficult challenges, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, running the London and New York Marathons, cycling from Nairobi to Ngorongoro. To-date, I am very proud to have raised, both directly and indirectly, over £1.5 million for various charities.
What is your motto?
My motto is PRIDE - Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence.
What are you most passionate about professionally?
One of the most important aspects of my work is bringing on and nurturing trainees and newly qualified solicitors and I try to impart the same ethic to them.
Life before Gordon Dadds
Jeffrey Green Russell, Head of Property and Senior Equity Partner (1989 to 2007)