Board Member
Shield Law

Russell

Sumner

I’m Russell Sumner, Principal of Shield Law.

I have practiced law and been in business in England, Victoria and Western Australia since 2000.

I was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2010, the High Court of Australia in 2011 and the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2021.

I obtained my Law Degree with Honours in England in 1999, my Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in England in 2000 and began working at a top 500 Law firm in London.

Since coming to Australia, I obtained my Masters of Law International in Victoria in 2009, my Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training in 2009 and my Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution at Melbourne University in 2011.

I have predominantly practiced in Family Law, Property Law and Wills & Estates litigation. I am well versed in children, property, family violence restraining orders, residential property litigation and wills & estates litigation.

I provide clients with down to earth, practical and sensible advice. My zealous approach is cost effective and benefits clients in all aspects of dispute resolution whether it be through negotiations, mediation or in court.

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