Colin Russ is a leading, independent commercial mediator. He is a Top Ranked Commercial Mediator in Band 1 of the Chambers UK Guide 2023 and is a Top Tier Hall of Fame Commercial Mediator in the Legal 500 Guide 2023.

Colin has also been voted Independent Mediator of the Year at the Global Business Magazine, International Legal & Financial Awards 2023 and Dispute Resolution Mediator of the Year in England at the Global Advisory Experts Annual Awards 2023.

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Originally qualified as a lawyer, Colin practiced as a commercial litigation lawyer for over 20 years, ultimately as Head of Litigation at the Birmingham office of global law firm DLA Piper. After his interest in the mediation process grew, Colin gained his Commerical Mediator Accreditation and left DLA (as it was then) to set up his own mediation practice called CDR.

Over the last 23 years Colin has built CDR into a thriving, independent commerical mediation practice. His clients include many of the UK’s leading law firms and he has considerable expertise in high value multi-party mediations, involving complex multi-issue disputes.

Colin is also featured in the January 2023 issue of Lawyer Monthly
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