Rachel Russell appointed Head of Personal Injury at St John’s Chambers 

1st July 2021

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Russell will be head of our Personal Injury team from 1st July 2021.

Rachel has had a successful career since joining St John’s Chambers in 2005, and is highly respected both in Chambers and on circuit. She was recently appointed Recorder on the Western Circuit sitting in the civil jurisdiction. Rachel has gained a reputation for her robust advocacy, well-reasoned but no nonsense approach to complicated issues, and her friendly manner with clients.

She has 20 years’ experience of personal injury cases, acting for both claimants and defendants, with extensive expertise in claims concerning catastrophic injuries of the utmost severity. She is currently instructed as junior counsel to Christopher Sharp QC in a particularly complex traumatic brain injury case.  Rachel’s regular clients include national insurers and top-tier claimant firms, as well as numerous local authorities throughout England and Wales.

She frequently appears at Inquests often representing care homes, insurers, hospitals, police forces and the families of bereaved, and has been instructed in a number of high-profile inquests which have attracted national press coverage.

Rachel is consistently ranked in Tier 1 of The Legal 500 UK. Read more here about Rachel.

I am delighted to be heading up the Personal Injury team. I am looking forward to a successful future for the team, and working with such talented colleagues who are committed to developing this important area of our practice yet further.”

Rachel russell, head of personal injury

We are delighted that Rachel is heading the Personal Injury team, with her energy and leadership we will continue to be the best in the West.

Derek jenkins, chief executive

If you would like any further information, please contact our clerking team by email or telephone 0117 923 4730.