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Kate’s practical no-nonsense advice and support have proved absolutely invaluable for helping us to keep up with new legislation, and the various HR problems that all organisations encounter from time to time. If you want to make sure that all your managers are following the correct procedures for areas such as absence and discipline, Kate's personal presentations will get the message across in a way that will be easily understood and remembered. From advising on the correct wording of contracts and company handbooks to the speedy resolution of personnel matters, I can thoroughly recommend Russell HR Consulting.

Gill Eddy, HR Manager, Hawkins


Kate Russell BA (Hons), Barrister, MA

Kate studied business law, qualified as a barrister and later worked in industry, gaining experience as an operations manager and as a supplier of corporate HR and training in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. Today that experience encompasses a vast range of sectors.

Her unusual combination of legal background, direct line management experience and hands-on HR skills, enable Kate to balance the stringent requirements of the law against the realities of working life. Her robust approach and no-nonsense style have earned her the title of The HR Headmistress.

As well as delivering employment law training for Russell HR Consulting, she presents for a number of training organisations and is a popular public speaker.

In addition, Kate contributes the employment modules in Alchemy for Managers and is the author of a number of books giving practical advice on the application of employment law in the workplace. Her latest book “Build Your Dream Team – How SMES Can Plug the Talent Gap” helps businesses solve the problem of consistently sourcing, attracting and efficiently recruiting good people.

Her mission is to ensure that she and her team offer the most commercially sensible, practical and robust HR support in the UK.