Hélène Russell

Author, Trainer, Consultant
The Knowledge Business
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Hélène Russell of TheKnowledgeBusiness is a solicitor (non-practising) and expert in Knowledge Management (KM). Helene is currently Chair of CILIP’s Knowledge and Information Management Group and Events Co-ordinator for CILIP South West Member Network. She is the author of “Knowledge Management Handbook” published by the Law Society of England and Wales, “Practical Projects in Legal KM” published by Legal Monitor.

After working in litigation defence work for eight years, Hélène worked in-house at Bevan Brittan in KM as a Professional Support Lawyer. She has worked as a self-employed KM consultant since 2008.

Hélène specialises in translating complex academic thought leadership and cross-boundary theories into practical tools for knowledge intensive organisations. She focuses on producing practical textbooks, running hands-on workshops and giving independent advice and coaching.

Helene has spoken at various events: Ark’s KM Legal, Butterworth’s PSL conference, and for UWE, BLS and Allice. She runs regular open KM training in London, various KM training groups nationwide under the Knowledge Network UK brand, and bespoke in-house training.

She has completed an executive MBA gaining a distinction, and studied antecedents to knowledge sharing within UK law firms for her dissertation.

Her book “Practical Projects in Legal KM” was declared: “clear, succinct, jargon-free and one of the most pragmatic KM texts I have come across … Anyone dealing with legal KM should have a copy of this book. It’s as simple as that” by Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, Ian Rodwell.