Lisa Russell

Independent Financial Adviser
Contact Number: 029 2267 5730

Whatever the economic climate, Lisa will work with you to ensure you make the right choices when planning your financial portfolio.

The team work closely with market-leading companies to develop long standing partnerships, helping our clients to build, assess and adjust their wealth as newer products are introduced and their own circumstances change over time.

With a committed support team, Hugh James IFA are able to deliver in-depth research to develop dynamic and bespoke portfolios and products aimed exclusively to suit our clients’ specific desires and attitudes.

Lisa has worked at Hugh James since 2009 and has helped to grow and develop the team and client bank. She prides herself on her outstanding customer service, which can be evidenced from the client endorsements below. Lisa listens to each customer’s personal situation and provides solutions explained in plain English.  

Being part of the wider Hugh James family means Lisa works closely with the solicitors in the firm and therefore has a deeper understanding of legal issues faced by clients. Lisa is one of the few advisers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Solicitors Regulatory Authority so you can rest assured the advice you receive is governed by two bodies.


  • Currently studying to become a Chartered Financial Adviser
  • CII R01-6 in Diploma for Regulated Financial Advice
  • CeMAP Level 1-3
  • 2:1 BA Hons degree in Business and Geography (minor)

Career history

Lisa started her financial career in Leeds Building Society as Assistant Branch Manager, where she gained experience and won “Adviser of the Year” in 2012.

She has been at Hugh James since 2013, where she has helped to grow the business and the team. She has completed her full Diploma in Financial Advice and is now striving towards Chartered; the highest level of technical and professional knowledge and competence through professional qualifications.





Lisa deals with a range of interesting a diverse clients, from a church where ethical investment was paramount to trustees investing for their grandchildren or clients going through a difficult break up. The range of clients we have at Hugh James means that every meeting is very different and no solution is the same. The personal service we offer is where we stand out.


Lisa provides advice on both personal pensions for individuals and group pension schemes for companies. Whether you are building your retirement pot or planning on taking your benefits, Lisa and her team have a wealth of experience behind them to ensure clients make the right choices.

In terms of the corporate side of advice, she is able to set up staff presentations to assist with any changes in schemes, offering a very useful service to companies and their valued employees.


Lisa is experienced in providing advice on all types of mortgages, especially to high-net worth individuals and professionals who often have complex incomes.


Lisa provides advice on life, critical illness protection and income protection to name a few. Listening to client’s concerns and understanding their budgets is key to ensure our clients feel protected and comfortable.

Providing more specialist advice to businesses, such as company directors to ensure their family and business are financially stable in death or serious illness

What do you like to do outside work?

I am a keen exercise enthusiast and enjoy running, gym work and non-contact kick-boxing. Family time is where my heart truly lies.

What do you love most about your job?

I have a fantastic team around me who give me the autonomy and training to develop and also make me smile on a daily basis. The job itself can be challenging but I relish getting my brain cells working and learning something new every day.


Lisa was great to work with. I found her advice deeply re-assuring, particularly as I had tight deadlines to work to.

Jacob Roman


“(Your help) was genuinely really appreciated, Lisa. You’re help, professionalism and consideration were a total highlight for us.”

Jacob Krzanowski, Private Client


Nige and I would both like to say a huge thank you to you for your assistance with the life cover.

Abigail and Nigel Flanagan


Thank you so much for making this whole experience run smoothly for us.

Emma and Marcus


Lisa was extremely helpful and always responded promptly and efficiently.

Iona Warmington


Thank you for everything you have done for us, I’m sure we will see you again at which point the drinks are on us!

James Arthur