Mr John Reid > 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

Employment, Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

John is a partner in the firm’s litigation department and also leads Russells’ employment law advisory work.

John is a very experienced litigator who handles a wide range of media and entertainment disputes, including reputation management and privacy, as well as more general litigation.

John is also widely regarded for his work on employment matters to include drafting contracts and procedures, dealing with contentious issues, and general HR/employment advisory work.

John not only advises clients in media and entertainment, but also works increasingly in sport, advising governing bodies, organisations, clubs and personalities, particularly in relation to employment related disputes.

Over time John has also developed expertise in assisting clients with tricky immigration issues, particularly difficulties entering the US.

John excels at solving problems for clients as painlessly and cost-effectively as possible.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

Russells Solicitors acts predominantly for claimants, representing celebrities and talent across libel, privacy, harassment and data protection. The practice has a stronghold in the music industry which is reflected by its client base of high-profile musicians, including international pop star Dua Lipa. Led by Steven Tregear, the team has considerable expertise in litigation, with John Reid handling a range of media and entertainment disputes and senior associate Dan Hoyle playing a lead role across the firm’s phone hacking claims.

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

(Leading individuals)

John Reid (Music)Russells Solicitors

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.