Russell Bradley

Year of Call: 2012

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Extremely tenacious when needed and great with clients

Legal 500 2020

Displays excellent empathy with clients, is quick to focus on relevant issues, has good advocacy skills and responds quickly

Chambers & Partners 2020

Russell Bradley was admitted as an advocate on 1st June 2012. Prior to that, he was in private practice as a solicitor for over 20 years. In the latter 10 years, he worked exclusively in the employment field as partner and head of the Scottish employment team with the global law firm  DLA Piper. His work covered the whole gamut of employment issues. He was accredited as a specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland and has retained that exclusive focus on employment work in his years since coming to the Scottish Bar.

His practice is primarily first instance in the employment tribunal where he is regularly and frequently instructed across the UK by many well-known brand names in the retail, finance, facilities and transport industries.

His covenant work involves advising both employers and employees on their enforceability and appearing when they are litigated, for interim and final remedies.

Recent Court advice includes successful action against a former employee for payment of substantial damages arising from breach of the implied term of honesty and good faith, and interim orders to prevent industrial action in a dispute on TULR(C)A 1992 section 229 (2D).

He is ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for employment in Scotland.

Legal 500 2020 says Russell is “Extremely tenacious when needed and great with clients“. In 2019 the Legal 500 said he is “He is proactive, commercial and precise” and Chambers and Partners described him as “Commercial, concise, sensible and switched-on“.


Thank you for your work in this case. It is clear that this substantially contributed to the client’s success.” (Senior Associate, Employment team, National firm)

Russell recently represented our client in a difficult disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim. His commitment to the case was exceptional and, along with a practical, hands on approach, his ability to identify the key points and demonstrate excellent advocacy skills was coupled with an ability to put the client at ease in stressful circumstances.” (Partner, national law firm and accredited specialist in Employment Law)

The Tribunal records its appreciation of the wholly professional manner in which Mr Bradley, in furtherance of the duty owed by him, in his capacity as an officer of court, to both the Tribunal and to the claimant as a party litigant, conducted himself towards the claimant in assisting him as required in the course of the Hearing.  Mr Bradley’s conduct in that regard, which was proactively acknowledged by the claimant, materially assisted the presentation of the claimant’s case and the Tribunal’s consideration and determination of the issues.” (Employment Judge, Edinburgh)

Thank you very much indeed for your assistance throughout this matter, which has been invaluable.” (Employment solicitor, Sheffield)

My clients are absolutely delighted with the outcome and I am grateful for the care and attention that you dedicated to preparing the case for the hearing.” (Partner, solicitor, national law firm)

I am grateful to …. … Mr Bradley for the exceptionally high standard of representation in this case.” (Employment judge, Edinburgh)

Thank you for dealing with this so professionally.” (Partner and Employment specialist, Edinburgh)

Thanks for all your help  …… it was great to work with you and I will have no hesitation in recommending you.” (Partner, solicitor, Preston, Lancs)

We will always be grateful to you for your hard work, energy, passion and determination.” (Client, after successful claim of disability discrimination in the sheriff court)

Many thanks for all of your assistance throughout. It was notable that you were prepared to go the extra mile to assist and give extremely useful help as the case progressed. Having worked with you in this case, I will certainly have no hesitation in instructing you in future.” (Partner and accredited specialist in Employment Law, Perth)

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