Russells Partnership Announcement

We are absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of four new Partners:


Alex Cole

Alex joined Russells in 2018 and leads our Digital team within the Commercial department.  His experience covers different areas within the entertainment space such as the convergence of technology and entertainment; corporate and company law; and non-contentious entertainment matters.

(Full bio: Alex Cole | RUSSELLS)

“I am extremely pleased to be joining the Partnership at Russells and to be heading up the Digital Department.  I joined the firm not only because of its market-leading reputation but also because I could see its commitment to bringing through young lawyers and I am delighted to be part of a partnership promotions round that very much demonstrates that commitment.”


Dan Hoyle

Dan joined Russells Litigation department in 2018.  Dan practice has increasingly focused on reputation and privacy issues and he leads the firm’s team in the long-running phone hacking litigation.

(Full bio: Dan Hoyle | RUSSELLS)

“I am thrilled to join the partnership at Russells.  It’s a wonderful firm with great clients, varied and ground-breaking work and very smart colleagues.”


Nicola Tager

Nicola has been with Russells since 2019.  Nicola typically represents clients from the music, media and entertainment industries and is also experienced in acting for banks, funds and other financial institutions.

(Full bio: Nicola Tager | RUSSELLS)

“I’m delighted to join the Partnership and head up our Employment Team.  It’s an exciting moment for Russells as we move towards the firm’s 50th year and I’m looking forward to helping our clients navigate their employment law issues.  Congratulations to Alex, Dan and Ed – and a big thank you to my supportive colleagues, clients and family.”


Edward Williams

Ed joined Russells in 2019.  He has extensive M&A and Private Equity experience, and also advises on financings, restructurings, anti-bribery and corruption and governance issues. Ed represents a broad range of clients in the entertainment and telecoms industries.

(Full bio: Edward Williams | RUSSELLS)

“I’m very proud to be joining such a distinguished group as a Partner at Russells.  This is an exciting time for the music industry, and I look forward to assisting with our clients’ growing ambitions.”