For 40 years, Russell has represented medical practitioners and other health professionals in all areas of health law in all jurisdictions. This includes disciplinary, health and performance investigations by the Medical Board and Australia and AHPRA, Medicare investigations, audits and prosecutions, Professional Services Review, WorkSafe and TAC audits, and disputes between practitioners and hospitals.

Russell also assists health professionals in employment disputes, criminal prosecutions, privacy and health records law, Victorian Ombudsman investigations, and disputes between health practitioners and the medical colleges.

Russell was a founding partner of Ball + Partners. He has three times been recognised as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Medical Negligence in Melbourne and for several years he served as the Legal Secretary of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria. Russell has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers® Australia for Medical Negligence. Additionally, he has been recognised in the Doyle’s Legal Guide Melbourne 2020/2021 as one of the leading tier of Medical Negligence Lawyers (Defendant).

Areas of Expertise
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions

Industry Representation
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Professions + Business Services
  • Public Sector + Education
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Professional Affiliations
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Medico-Legal Society of Victoria