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London: Dispute resolution
London: Human resources
Employment: employers and senior executives
Russells Solicitors remains prominent in the music industry, often representing music producers in employment issues. The practice has expanded its client base into the wider media and entertainment sectors and also the financial services sector. John Reid leads the team, which includes Gavin Maude, Chris Organ and Chris Gossage.
London: Private client
Russells Solicitors acts for a number of celebrity clients. Carol Ellinas ‘prefers to work collaboratively as opposed to an adversarial approach, but she is also very strong in court when needed’.
London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Media and entertainment (including media finance)
At Russells Solicitors, managing partner and music specialist Simon Esplen acts for a number of internationally renowned artists; and Gavin Maude, who runs the new artist department, and acts for Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys as well as a number of executives. Steven Tregear heads the litigation department, and handles contractual and copyright matters. Other key names include Chris Organ, whose clients include George Michael; Chris Gossage, who heads the firm’s corporate department; and Jo Brittain, who acted for alt-J on the renegotiation of a publishing deal. Michael Flatley, Kaiser Chiefs and Florence and the Machine are also clients.
Chris Gossage - Russells Solicitors (Music)
Gavin Maude - Russells Solicitors (Music)
Simon Esplen - Russells Solicitors (Music)
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