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

With extensive experience acting for players within the entertainment, media and music industry, Russells Solicitors shines in the claimant side of work. Regular mandates include advising on privacy, libel, harassment and data protection claims brought against websites, newspapers and magazines. The team counts among its past successes a number of settled claims relating to the phone-hacking scandal, on which John Reid advised several celebrities. Practice head Steven Tregear is a seasoned practitioner in reputation management issues for a stellar cast of musicians and TV personalities.

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

(Leading individuals)

John Reid (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.