Russell Porter

Chambers Director

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Telephone: 01865 793 736

Russell joined 3PB's London Chambers in 1991. In 1994 he moved to 3PB Oxford and was appointed Senior Clerk in 1998. He was promoted to the post of Chambers Director in 2013 and is also a member of the Senior Management Team which assists with the strategic development of Chambers.

Russell is the Practice Director to the Employment Law Group, as well as working closely with other Practice Groups/Directors to develop all aspects of Chambers' specialists areas.

Away from Chambers, Russell's passions are his young family and West Ham United.


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“The clerks are always inordinately helpful and will be creative in finding solutions to assist us. We have had a high level of service from everyone at 3PB – junior and senior counsel, clerking staff and Chambers Director. Patrick Robson looks after us very well. We also have good working relationships with Patrick Steptoe and Ed Holdstock, among others. I regularly speak with the Chambers Director Russell Porter. We believe that we have a very transparent and trusted relationship with 3PB. We like working with them and believe that that is reciprocated.”
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2021

“The clerking team is excellent – always friendly, efficient and practical in their approach to getting things done and resolving problems. Dave Snook, Edward Holdstock, Russell Porter and Stuart Pringle are totally dependable and will always go out of their way to ensure a polished and professional service.”
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2021

“Have worked with Patrick Robson and Russell Porter, both responsive and helpful – able to offer selection of counsel and sensitive to cost.”
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2021

Client service: An instructing solicitor says: "The clerking service was very responsive and helpful." Russell Porter is the practice director for this area.
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2020

Russell Porter ‘leads on outstanding client service’
Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Russell is a 'real star'. Some say the clerks at 3Pb are 'the best in the business'.
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2017

The clerking is very personalised, they always ensure they understand our needs, and that we get barristers who follow our approach.

Russell Porter is their senior clerk, and he goes out of his way to make sure we're happy.

They (the clerks) always get back to you in good time, they are always approachable and there to help. Chambers director Russell Porter heads the clerking team in Oxford. Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2016

"The clerking is good there. Russell Porter, the chambers director, is particularly helpful - whenever we phone up he will bend over backwards to assist us" - Client service for Employment (Western Circuit).

"The clerks, led by Russell Porter, are really helpful, both with specific queries and making recommendations" - Client service Business and Commercial (South Eastern Circuit).
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2015

One always has confidence that the clerks will be able to provide a suitably skilled and experienced lawyer, who will get to grips with a client’s case.

Some say they ‘honestly do not think that the set could do anything that could improve the level of service’; all staff are ‘friendly and always ready to assist’.

Russell Porter is ‘particularly adept at providing a smooth service and dealing efficiently with any hiccups that might arise’.
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2016

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