|Headquarters||Auckland, New Zealand|
|No. of offices||2|
|No. of lawyers||250+|
|No. of employees||400+|
|Major practice areas||Competition, Corporate, Employment, Finance, Litigation, Property, Resource Management, Public Law and Tax|
|Key people||Pip Greenwood (Chairman), Gary McDiarmid (CEO)|
|Founder||John Benjamin Russell|
|Slogan||New Zealand's Premier Law Firm|
Russell McVeagh was established as a one-man practice by John Benjamin Russell in 1863. He was joined by various partners until he was succeeded at the firm by his son Edward in 1893.
In 1904, Robert McVeagh joined the partnership and remained involved in the firm until his death in 1944. In 1969 the firm merged with McKenzie & Bartleet to become Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co, the name it held until 2000, when it became known simply as Russell McVeagh.
In 1988, the firm established its Wellington office with four founding partners.