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Gavin came to work for Russells in 1991 and trained with them qualifying in 1993 into the Commercial Department. His remit thereafter was specifically to attract new and emerging talent to the firm, something they had hitherto not specifically focused on. From a relative standing start Gavin now heads up this department which over the last 20 years has grown with the clients he brought to the firm, some of whom have become award winning multimillion selling stadium artists and household names. Whilst predominately an artist lawyer, Gavin also represents music industry executives as well as other industry employees in relation to all manner of employment issues as well as producers and mixers, managers and management companies, independent music publishers and record labels as well as a number of film production companies, booking and modelling agencies and digital start-up companies. Gavin enjoys leading a team of like-minded lawyers in his department with a love of music and a passion for protecting their clients’ interests.
London: Human resources
Employment: employers and senior executives
Within: 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: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Within: Leading individuals: media and entertainment
Gavin Maude - Russells Solicitors (Music)
Within: 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.