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Outer Temple’s David Russell QC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges which is being hosted by Keidan Harrison. The event will take place this evening from 6pm-9pm at Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn.
The event is free to attend, click here to register now.
David Russell QC commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
He currently practises in Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi (Outer Temple Chambers), Sydney (Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers) and Brisbane (Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers). He has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations. David was President of the Taxation Institute of Australia from 1993 to 1995, and of the Asia Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association from 1996 to 2000.
He has lectured at the University of Sydney for the Master of Taxation course, the University of Queensland for the Master of Laws course and served as an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland. He is the co-editor of the Oxford University Press Journal Trusts & Trustees.
He was the Inaugural Chairman of the STEP International Client Special Interest Group, was Deputy Chair and a director of STEP and a member of its World Wide Council and various Committees, and is a co-chair of the United Arab Emirates Chapter of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Section, an Academician of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, a Member of the Middle East and North Africa Branch Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK), a member of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers, a Freeman of the City of London and an Honorary Member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. In 2016 he chaired the DIFC’s Wealth Management Review Working Group.
David is listed in the Taxation Category in the Australian Financial Review/Best Lawyers review of the Australian Legal Profession in 2008 and all later years and in 2014 was the Tax Institute’s Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year. In 2010 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun (with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon) for his services to Australia-Japan relations. In 2012 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for, among other things, “service … to taxation law and legal education.” Since 2016, he has been recognised by Legal Week and The American Lawyer as part of the Private Client Global Elite.
Outside the law, he maintains his interest in his family’s rural business, Russell Pastoral Company, and its flagship property, Jimbour.
To find out more, contact Matt Sale +44 (0)20 7427 4910 for a confidential discussion.
She is ranked as a Leading Junior in several areas:
Justina is ranked as a Leading Junior in Chambers UK Bar, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Legal 500 Middle East.
Comments in legal directories have included “phenomenally bright”, “an absolute delight to work with”, “a hard-hitting litigator. She is able to parachute into a dispute and turn it 180 degrees in favour of her clients” “brilliant for banking litigation”, “no matter how stressful the situation, Justina has a way of calming matters so that the focus is always on the issues at hand”, “impressive”, “strong, dynamic and commercial”, “great to use on difficult insolvency claims”, “a highly intelligent and tenacious litigator, she is also far more financially literate than most barristers”, “incredibly impressive and a force to be reckoned with” and “a fantastic communicator”, , “a phenomenal addition to any team when you have claims against banks” with “outstanding legal acumen”.
Justina’s cases frequently involve multi-jurisdictional elements and matters which are notable for their complexity and novelty.
Before coming to the Bar, Justina was an international investment banker, working with top-ranked corporate finance teams on complex transactions. This, together with her economics degrees, gives her a level of financial acumen and familiarity with financial products that is rare at the Bar.
She is appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, is DIFC Part II registered and is a contributor to the forthcoming edition of Gough on Company Charges.