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Russell Sutton (Partner)

Russell Sutton LLB

Senior Partner

Russell Sutton is the senior and managing partner of the firm . After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in law in 1996, he trained at one of Manchester’s leading personal injury firms, before joining TJL Solicitors soon after its inception in 2000.

Russell is experienced in a varied range of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on high value, complex matters. He regularly acts for people who have sustained very severe life changing injuries and has a particular expertise in amputation cases. He also heads our department dealing with claims arising out of negligent dental treatment.

Russell is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Senior Litigator.

Russell is committed to putting clients first and treating them with the utmost respect and upholding the firm’s mission.

Michael Saul (Partner)

Michael Saul LLB


Michael Saul heads up TJL Solicitors’ cosmetic surgery negligence department, the first specialist legal department in England and Wales dedicated to helping victims of negligent cosmetic surgery.

Michael’s team at TJL Solicitors has successfully concluded a legion of cases arising from the full range of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments.

Michael represents a group of women and men in a landmark legal action against doctors and clinics who provided a facial cosmetic treatment called Isolagen. In a groundbreaking judgment handed down in May 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled, in favour of Michael’s clients, that (1) claims within the product literature that the treatment used only the patient’s own skin cells were materially false, as the treatment in fact contained animal material (foetal calf serum) and (2) those false claims amounted to misrepresentations on the part of the treating doctors and clinics, as they adopted the manufacturer’s literature by distributing it to prospective patients without making any disclaimer. This is believed to be the first reported case in which doctors have been held liable for the contents of a product manufacturer’s literature.

He graduated with a degree in law from Newcastle University in 1996 and worked for a number of leading personal injury and insurance law firms in Manchester, before joining TJL Solicitors in 2002.

Michael is a recognised spokesperson on the subject of cosmetic surgery negligence and has featured regularly in the media including in the ITV1 programme “Tonight:The Real Cost of Beauty”, BBC1 programme “Inside Out”, Granada Reports on ITV1, Look North on ITV1 and BBC Radio 5live. Michael has also contributed to articles in the BBC and Daily Mail online, in You Magazine, The Observer and in numerous other national and regional newspapers.

Michael is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Manchester Law Society.

TJL Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for England and Wales

The firm is a member of The Credit Hire Organisation, the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and subscribes to its Client Care Charter.

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