Partner Profiles

Kathleen Russ

Kathleen has been a partner in the Tax department since 2001. She specialises in private equity transactions and is individually recommended by Chambers and PLC as one of the City's leading tax practitioners.

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Head of Tax:
Kathleen Russ


Ranked as one of the leading City tax practices, we provide our clients with articulate, innovative and commercial tax advice.

We advise on the full range of tax matters arising within the firm´s diverse practice areas as well as advising our clients on their stand alone tax issues.  Rated by our clients and recognised by Chambers UK as an "…extremely effective stable of highly talented individuals who work well as a team with their clients," we provide expert tax advice with commercial nous.

“Travers Smith LLP offers clients a 'first-class service' combined with a 'commercial and pragmatic approach' and a 'can-do attitude'.”

The Legal 500

Rarely for the City, each member of our tax team advises on all taxes and we are therefore able to adopt a rounded approach.  Coupled with sound commercial judgement, we provide a premium quality, partner-led service.

Our partners sit on the leading professional committees including the Income Tax and Corporation Tax Sub-Committees and Revenue Law Committee of the Law Society, the Revenue Law Committee of the City of London Law Society and the BVCA Tax Committee.  This enables us, not only to track, but also to influence, changes in tax legislation and HMRC attitude.

Comprising a consistent team of over 25 lawyers, including 6 partners, we have extensive experience in private equity, M&A, fund formation, corporate finance, property and employee incentives.