Mr Gavin Maude > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Gavin Maude (Music)Russells Solicitors

As ‘a boutique music and entertainment firm which has city-level quality of technical skills‘, Russells Solicitors is a top choice for clients in the music sector. From record companies, publishers and producers to established and up-and-coming musicians, the group has the ability to assist clients with the full range of commercial and contentious matters. Managing partner Simon Esplen (who leads the practice) and senior partner Chris Organ both have an impressive breadth of expertise in this space; Gavin Maude acts for a range of artists and Jo Brittain regularly assists emerging talent with contractual matters. For corporate and transactional matters, Chris Gossage and Ryan Vince are noted. The group has also continued to bolster its litigation practice (within which Steven Tregear and John Reid are key contacts) with the addition of senior associate Jay Joshi from Judge Sykes Frixou.