Mr Chris Organ > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Senior Consultant


Chris has been with Russells since being taken on as an articled clerk in 1980 and having managed the firm and operated as Senior Partner for many years has become the firm’s Senior Consultant.

Chris’ clients have numbered some of the greatest talents of their generation to include artists, writers, composers, sportsmen and executives. Chris has also represented corporate clients such as independent and major labels and publishers as well as other organisations within the world of entertainment such as, film, theatre, book publishing, sport stadia, promoters, sport agents and celebrated restaurants. With 40 years’ experience in music and the wider entertainment industry generally the firm continues to draw upon his expertise, as too the clients he continues to advise and represent.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Chris Organ (Music)Russells Solicitors

Deeply ingrained in the music industry, Russells Solicitors is a go-to market leader for record companies, publishers, producers, established and up-and-coming artists. Practice co-head Gavin Maude primarily works with artists and industry executives and focuses on emerging talent. The contentious side is headed up by Steven Tregear who leads a team of ‘top notch litigators‘ and predominantly handles copyright infringement, contractual, and audit claims. Also in the leadership team is Simon Esplen who represents a wide variety of industry players on commercial and contractual matters. Chris Gossage leads the firm’s corporate department and recently evidenced his strength in transactions by handling Kobalt Music Royalty Fund II’s catalogue sale to Chord Music. Another specialist for emerging talent is Jo Brittain whereas Ryan Vince focuses on long-term relationships between established artists and record companies. Senior consultant Chris Organ has a varied practice working in the wider field of media & entertainment. John Reid has now moved to Level.