Trainer: Russell Kelsall

Russell is a Partner and Head of Consumer & Motor Finance at Walker Morris LLP.  He heads the firm's specialist practice advising consumer and motor finance teams on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

He has extensive experience dealing with matters involving retail financial products regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (particularly consumer credit, mortgages, payment services and savings) and disputes arising out of those products.  Russell has a particular specialism in consumer credit.  He often advises on complex issues which often pose significant threat to consumer, motor and asset finance businesses (for example, compliance issues, post-contractual documents, remediation, responsible lending, commission arrangements and unenforceability issues).

Russell advises many leading financial services firms including banks, building societies, debt purchasers, and motor, asset and consumer finance firms.  He is retained by the Finance & Leasing Association to provide training to its members.

Both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have ranked Russell.  He has been described as an "expert in the industry who knows exactly what to do in any given situation", being "very clued-up and able to give advice in a succinct, practical way”, having an "in-depth knowledge of the Consumer Credit Act", being "very competent in the consumer finance area" and being a "shockingly clever consumer credit expert".

Russell is the author of 'Consumer Credit: Law, Practice & Procedure'.  He is also an editor of 'Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice', 'Goode: Consumer Credit Reports', 'Butterworths Financial Regulation Service' (responsible for the commentary on CONC, MCOB and BCOBS), 'Asset and Project Finance' (responsible for the commentary on equipment finance) and 'Practical Lending and Security Precedents' (responsible for the commentary on debentures).  He is an editor of a number of materials on consumer credit, mortgages and payment services for both Practical Law and LexisNexis.

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