New Crime Solicitors for Russell & Russell


Russell & Russell Solicitors have taken on two solicitors to deal with its growing demand for legal defence services.

Leanne Hurst joins the practice from Forbes Solicitors in which she completed two years of legal training after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Law in Manchester and Chester. She joins the criminal law department at a time when the firm has moved to new offices on Mawdsley Street to house its growing team.

Kevin Liston (pictured) has joined from Stock Moran Swalwell in Wigan. Dealing with all aspects of criminal law, he will be an integral member of the Russell & Russell team, representing clients at police stations, magistrates courts and crown court.

Speaking of his new role, Kevin said: “Russell & Russell’s reputation extends far beyond the Bolton area and I’m delighted to be working at such a highly regarded firm. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I’m looking forward to working with the team and representing clients across the region.”

Nick Ross, crime partner at Russell & Russell, added: “It was clear from the outset that Kevin’s experience would complement our existing service offer. He has an excellent track record in defending both legally aided and private paying clients and has been a Higher Court Advocate since October 2010. I’ve no doubt he will make a significant contribution to the on-going success of Russell & Russell.”

Established in 1887, Russell & Russell Solicitors have been providing legal services for over 120 years. The practice has grown organically to incorporate eight offices across the North West and in addition to its criminal defence service, the firm also provides legal advice on property, wills and probate, family matters and personal injury. 

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