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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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme Toolkit, Hewitson, R., Dwight, S. Jul 2019
  • Conveyancing Checklists, Silverman, F., Hewitson, R. 7 Jul 2018
  • Practical Conveyancing Precedents [Release 58], Hewitson, R., Aldridge, T. Aug 2018
  • Practical Conveyancing Precedents [Release 60], Hewitson, R., Aldridge, T. Jan 2018
  • Practical Conveyancing Precedents [Release 61], Hewitson, R., Aldridge, T. Mar 2018
  • Practical Conveyancing Precedents [Release 62], Hewitson, R., Aldridge, T. Apr 2018
  • Practical Lease Precedents [Release 56], Hewitson, R. Mar 2018
  • Practical Lease Precedents [Release 57], Hewitson, R. Jun 2018
  • Practical Lease Precedents [Release 58], Hewitson, R. Aug 2018
  • Precedents for the Conveyancer [Release 238], Hewitson, R., Rees, D. Feb 2018


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