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Russell Haldane


Russell is a Founder Partner and formed Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP in 2001.

From an extensive background in conducting serious and complex criminal cases spanning over 30 years, Russell is a Leader in the specialist area of Professional Misconduct, defending Professionals facing proceedings following often protracted Misconduct and/or Criminal investigations.

Russell has unrivalled experience in representing those involved in Post-Incident Procedures which follow a Death or Serious Injury at the hands of the State and is regularly instructed to safeguard those appearing before HM Coroner at Inquest.

He enjoys national and international recognition in his specialist field, provides training accredited by the College of Policing on behalf of and to the Police Firearms Officers Association, the Police Federation of England & Wales, overseas Police Associations, Counter-Terrorism Organisations, the National Crime Agency and all limbs of HM Armed Forces.

Russell is expert in representing those facing allegations of Misconduct in Public Office, Official Secrets Act and related ‘Confidentiality’ breaches and those seeking advice in respect of the making of Protected Disclosures in the context of grave and complex Misconduct investigations.

Russell is routinely instructed (whether as Advocate or Solicitor) by individuals seeking pragmatic and robust Representation and is permanently retained by the Police Federation of England & Wales, other Professional Bodies and their related Legal Insurers.

Russell has unrivalled experience in representing Professionals from all Walks of Life at Misconduct Hearings both nationally and internationally (to include Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Cyprus and further afield) and is one of only a handful of Practitioners in this specialist area to be Admitted as an Advocate both in England & Wales and in overseas Jurisdictions.

In addition to face-to-face consultations, Russell is able to provide Legal Advice and Representation, at little or no notice, by telephone and ‘virtually’ by Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom or FaceTime.

Russell heads the Professional Misconduct Team.


Russell was instructed on behalf of the members of diverse Professions in a number of very high profile cases to include, amongst others, The Hillsborough Enquiry, Operation ELVEDEN, Operation WEETING and Operation Alice (the “Plebgate Affair”).

Owing to the very obvious operational and security sensitivities surrounding  matters routinely undertaken and advised upon by Russell, it is not possible to provide further citations or detail.

  • Winner of the Blackstones’ Advocacy Award
  • Winner of the Law Society’s ‘Award for Outstanding Performance’
  • Founder Partner in Legal 500 ‘Top Tier’ Firm for 3 consecutive years (so far!)

"Recommended Lawyer' ~ "…..a litigation genius."

- Legal 500 (2017)

"Recommended Lawyer' ~ "…..going the extra mile"

- Legal 500 (2016)

"UK Award for Leading Firm in Crime & Fraud."

- Founder Partner in Legal 500 (2015)

"Leading Individual' ~ "…..tactically savvy."

- Legal 500 (2015)

Russell Haldane


Hampton House
137 Beehive Lane
Great Baddow

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