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Jo Brittain

Tel:
Work 020 7439 8692
Email:
Russells Solicitors

Work Department

Commercial

Career

Jo joined Russells in 2006 as a trainee and qualified into the firm’s Commercial Department two years later. In 2013, Jo gained partnership. Whilst Jo advises on a variety of music-related matters, his primary expertise lies in working with emerging talent (with the majority of his clients having concluded new artist deals recently with either the major or established independent record companies/publishers). With a range of contacts in different areas of the music industry, Jo is also equipped to offer practical and strategic advice to unsigned artists, songwriters and producers/mixers just starting out in the business. He is immensely proud to have been through this process from “day one” with clients who have gone on to win coveted Mercury, Brit, Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards in recognition of their talent.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‘exceptional’ team at Russells Solicitors has ‘extensive experience’ in the music sector, and acts for record companies, publishers, producers and leading agencies, as well as established and emerging artists. Litigator John Reid handles a range of media and entertainment disputes, including reputation management and privacy cases. Key work included representing musician and songwriter Ben Martinez in a dispute with Jessie J over the rights to several of her songs; and advising the estate of George Michael on a range of matters. Mark Sinnott is praised for his ‘unrivalled wealth of experience and knowledge’ and regularly represents music companies on complex contractual negotiations. Chris Gossage heads the corporate department, which includes recently promoted partner Ryan Vince; and Gavin Maude , who heads the new artist department, which includes Jo Brittain.  Gossage and Maude advised singer Mika on re-negotiations with Italian state-run broadcaster, Rai Uno, over the renewal for a second series of his TV show, which is broadcast on Italian national TV; Gossage also advised X-Ray Touring on the negotiation of a joint venture partnership, involving a multimillion-pound partial purchase of the business by US-based Paradigm Talent Agency and investment fund, Yucaipa. Chris Organ, litigation head Steven Tregear and consultant Brian Howard  are also standout individuals. Digital and social media group head Mark Ashelford recently joined from Lee & Thompson LLP and solicitor Peter Mason recently joined from PPL. Simon Esplen leads the team.

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