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Russell Hewitson

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

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Russell Hewitson is an Associate Professor at Northumbria Law School. After an LLB and Law Society Finals at Newcastle Polytechnic, Russell qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and practised with Ward Hadaway, before joining Northumbria University in 1992.

He is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee and chairs its Searches Working Group. Russell is a member of the Joint Tribunal Panel of the Bar Council and the Law Society. He has also represented the Law Society as a Council Member on the NHBC Council. Russell is a Centre Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law at the University of Cambridge.

Russell is an external examiner, a Magistrate and the Undersheriff for the City and Bailiwick of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He is General Editor of “Precedents for the Conveyancer”, “Practical Lease Precedents” and “Practical Conveyancing Precedents”, all published by Sweet & Maxwell. He is also a consultant editor of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook.


  • PGCE June 30 1993
  • Law LLB (Hons) July 31 1986

Key Publications

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  • A new lease of life for Donatio Mortis Causa?, Farran, S., Hewitson, R. 1 Sep 2020, In: Trusts & Trustees
  • Conveyancing Handbook, Hewitson, R., Silverman, F., Rodell, A. Oct 2020
  • Force majeure, frustration and contracts, Hewitson, R. 23 Sep 2020, In: The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer
  • International Approaches to Japanese knotweed in the Context of Property Sales - BE0179, Hewitson, R. 1 Sep 2020
  • The leaf turns again but has it now gained teeth - the new Code for Leasing Business Premises?, Hewitson, R. 5 Aug 2020, In: The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer
  • A Guide to the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol, Hewitson, R. 30 Aug 2019, Conveyancing Protocol, England, Law Society
  • Conveyancing Handbook, Hewitson, R., Silverman, F., Rodell, A. 30 Sep 2019
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme Toolkit, Hewitson, R., Dwight, S. Jul 2019
  • Discharge or Modification of Leasehold Covenants, Hewitson, R. 3 Dec 2019, In: The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer
  • Silverman and Hewitson Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries, Hewitson, R. 11 Dec 2019

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