Helene Russell

Hélène Russell, founder of The Knowledge Business, is a UK solicitor (non-practising) and specialist in Knowledge, Learning and Innovation. After 8 years in practice, primarily in clinical negligence litigation defence, she has worked as a self-employed knowledge management consultant for 13 years. Hélène specialises in practical tools to improve the efficiency and profitability of real-life law firms.

Hélène has extensive experience in business strategy, project management and teaching leadership skills. She runs a popular 'KM Strategy + coaching' course in UK and has written short form and lengthy strategies for a variety of law firms, as well, of course, as writing her own business’s strategy. Hélène has spoken at various events, including Ark’s KM Legal, Lexpo-18, for UWE, St Andrew’s University, BLS and Allice, and chaired international conferences.

She runs a global online KM training and networking group and is a core committee member organising the annual UK Knowledge Mobilisation Conference and Chair of CILIP’s Knowledge and Information Management Special Interest Group. Hélène has an executive MBA with distinction (which included a strategy module), and she is the sole author of two textbooks, contributor to five of Ark’s multi-author books and is currently contracted to Facet Publishing to write a handbook on KM Strategy.



  • Next: 5 Jul 2023 Live online
  • Also: 2-3 Oct 2023 Live online

Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer

New for 2023

Live online

This in-house lawyer training course is a highly focussed one-day event that has been specially designed to give in-house lawyers the essential skills they need to succeed as a valuable and integral part of their organisation.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 17-19 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 18-20 Oct 2023 Live online

The 3-day Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers

Live online, Classroom

Business skills are a completely different ball game from the technical role of practicing law, but in-house lawyers must have these skills to succeed in a business setting. This inspirational 3-day programme draws on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rupert Hawke
  • and Helene Russell
  • Next: 17-20 Jul 2023 Classroom

The Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers Summer School

Summer school


This inspirational summer school has been designed to draw on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 24 CPD hours
  • Presented by Helene Russell