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Craig Russell

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1997, Craig worked as a private client solicitor at Harrisons Solicitors, Chichester Street, Belfast, until joining Hewitt and Gilpin in September 2015. Craig became a director in the practice in 2020.

Craig Russell

Craig graduated from Jesus College, Oxford with a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1993 which he followed with a Certificate in Academic Legal Studies (1995) and subsequently, was awarded his professional qualification in 1997, both from Queens University, Belfast, where he finished as the top student in his year. Craig worked as a private client solicitor at Harrisons Solicitors post qualification, until joining Hewitt and Gilpin in September 2015. Craig is based in the Private Client department of the Belfast city centre office.

Craig has 18 years experience in all aspects of property work in Northern Ireland including residential sales, purchases and mortgages. He also has substantial experience in the acquisition of sites for property development for both private sector and housing association purposes, and in the sale of units in new developments. Craig acts in commercial property with Law Society and other commercial leases and in commercial development site acquisitions.

Craig has wide experience of drafting wills and advises clients on inheritance tax and the preservation of assets, obtaining probate and administering estates, and dealing with enduring powers of attorney and controllership orders. Craig has acted for charitable bodies including registration of a new charity with the Charity Commission for NI. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Craig is an elder of First Holywood Presbyterian Church, and until recently was a director and is past chair of the board of directors of Summer Madness (NI) Limited, a Christian youth festival charity. Craig enjoys running and has competed the Belfast Marathon on a number of occasions. He is married with two children.

To contact Craig please email crussell@hewittandgilpin.co.uk or call on 028 90 271 394