Mr Simon Jordan > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russells Solicitors
YALDING HOUSE
152-156 GREAT PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 5QA
England

Work Department

Commercial, Music, New Artist, Digital & Social Media

Position

Partner

Career

Simon began his career in the entertainment industry in 2010 booking bands at a live booking agency before coming to Russells in 2012 to undertake his training contract with us. Building on his previous experience working with artists, Simon qualified into the firm’s Commercial Department and concentrates predominantly on advising artists, writers and producers on all aspects of their businesses as well as managers, independent record labels and publishing companies.

Simon continues to be as passionate about live music and enjoys discovering new and emerging talent through his own endeavours as well as through the relationships he established before coming to and whilst at Russells

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Russells Solicitors‘ team is praised for its ‘expert knowledge of, and advice on, the nuanced way in which the corporate and creative worlds intersect’. With it being particularly active in the music industry, the practice acts for clients such as record companies, publishers, producers and established and up-and-coming musicians. It handles an array of commercial, corporate and contentious matters. Names to note at the firm include ‘laser-focused’ managing partner Simon Esplen and Gavin Maude, who co-head the team. Jo Brittain has expertise in advising emerging talent on contractual matters. Chloe Forsyth acts for labels, publishers and talented individuals in the music and entertainment industry. Chris Gossage handles commercial work, and alongside Ryan Vince, advises on high-profile corporate transactions. Steven Tregear and John Reid are key contacts for contentious matters. Senior consultant Chris Organ is also well-respected. Simon Jordan made partner in 2020.