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Testimonials

Since we signed up for the Russell HR Consulting retained service, our HR lives became so much easier! The Russell HR team are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. They are also proactive and call me to check how things are going or remind me of things to be done. This has meant that problems are, by and large, nipped firmly in the bud. If I need them to come and provide HR support on site, they do. Watching Kate and her team at work is very impressive. It’s taught us a lot about the tactics of dealing with problems and providing support to employees who have genuine difficulties.

David White, Managing Director, Business Services Design Ltd


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 present the stringent requirements of the law balanced against the realities of working life.  Her robust approach and no-nonsense style have earned her the title of The HR Headmistress (which she refers to as strategic use of spectacles and a smile).

As well as presenting employment law training for Russell HR Consulting, she is a senior presenter for LexisNexis, IDS and ELT and a popular public speaker.

In addition, Kate is the author of 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. You can read excerpts of her work on the shopping page.