Russell Conway

Senior Partner

0203 219 0145


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Contested Probate
  • Housing
  • Commercial and Residential Property

Russell has been at Oliver Fisher since 1976.   He offers a refreshing sense of familiarity that clients enjoy when they come back to the Firm time and time again over the years.

“Russell’s advanced expertise in Commercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant matters has led to his involvement in many Court of Appeal cases, such as Uratemp Ventures Ltd -v- (1) John Collins (2) Mary Carrell concerning the meaning of Accommodation.  Cadogan Estates Ltd -v- McMahon  on the effect of Bankruptcy on a Tenancy.  Laimord Properties Ltd -v- Al-Shakarchi a case concerning suitable alternative accommodation in a Rent Act context and Cobstone Investments -v- Maxim which defined what an “adjoining occupier” actually was.”


“Russell also took the leading case of Hammersmith & Fulham -v- Monk to the House of Lords and that remains the leading case on how one of two joint tenants can terminate a Joint Tenancy.”

“Worthy of particular mention is the ground-breaking case of Ghaidan -v- Godin-Mendoza which was decided by the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) in 2004 which radically changed the law as to succession to a tenancy and also was one of the leading cases on the Human Rights Act and is regularly referred to this day.”

“Russell has been the Instructing Solicitor in approximately 50 Court of Appeal and House of Lords cases but also deals with commercial litigation in the High Court and regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal dealing with Tenancy matters, Service Charge disputes and contested Lease extension matters.”

“Russell was until recently a member of the Law Society Housing Committee and the Law Society Access to Justice Committee and regularly writes for the Solicitor’s Journal,LAG bulletin and Inside Housing. Russell is also a Landlord & Tenant Commentator and regularly appears on LBC Radio on the Property Hour.

“Russell is also a Landlord and Tenant Commentator and regularly appears on LBC Radio on the Property Hour.

Areas of expertise:

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Employment Law
    • Housing
    • Contested Probate


    Clients say:

    “I have worked with a number of solicitors over the years and have not met anyone with the professional competence and compassion demonstrated by Russell Conway. I believe that the ethos espoused by Russell permeates the whole practice of Oliver Fisher solicitors.”

    “Mr Conway is a very wise and experienced solicitor. He instantly put me at my ease with his kind, cheerful and understanding manner. My initial anxiety was alleviated by his confident authority.”

    “I feel safe in his hands and wish that everyone could have a Mr. Conway.”