Russell Ford


Russell is a Director in the Litigation department. His main area of practice is handling franchise disputes. He acts for well-known names in the franchising industry and, in some circumstances, for groups of franchisees conducting High Court litigation and mediations. He has an excellent record for securing injunctions to enforce non-competition terms in franchise agreements.

Recent reported franchise cases include:-

  • Peart Stevenson Associates Limited v Holland [2008] EWHC 1834;
  • MGB Printing and Design Limited v Kall Kwik UK Limited [2010] EWHC 624;
  • Dream Doors Limited v Lodge [2012] EWCA Civ 1556.

Russell is an experienced and successful commercial litigator who also handles high value professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and other professionals, and construction and contract disputes for property developers.

Recent reported commercial disputes include

  • BDW Trading Limited v JM Rowe (Investments) Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 548.

Russell has been highly rated for franchising litigation by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 since 2008.

“ He is a fantastic litigator – right from the get-go he is thinking tactics and substance. He is consistent in how he explains things. ”
- Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015

You can contact Russell directly via email
or you can telephone the main office on 01753 876800