Russell was previously head of Norton Rose’s employment group, but resigned last summer to move into consultancy work, as well as continuing as a part time employment tribunal chair.
Kemp Little launched its employment practice in 1999. Russell will advise on the development of the group rather than servicing clients.
Sarah Porter, head of employment at Kemp Little, said, “In the last four years we have gone from zero to a group of four full time employment lawyers, and we are aiming to at least double the group in the next three years.”
Russell will start at the firm on 1 May.