Mr Steven Tregear > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russells Solicitors
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Work Department

Litigation, Reputation Management




Steven heads up Russells’ litigation department.

He specialises in litigation in the worlds of entertainment, media and sport covering a varied case-load representing major record and music publishing companies, artists, managers, promoters, sportsmen and women as well as many related businesses. He has been particularly involved in bringing and defending copyright infringement, contractual and audit claims for Russells’ clients, a number of which have been reported. 

Currently he is representing the Prince Estate in High Court litigation and recently he has also acted in streaming related issues both in a contractual and audit context – disputes over whether streaming rights have been granted and the terms of that grant and the audit of a major telecommunications company for a record label.

Aside from his music industry related litigation practice, Steven handles international arbitration claims acting for both Claimants and Respondents governed by different arbitration rules and procedures and especially in the sports related disputes forum where he represents sports personalities, teams and agents. Steven regularly advises the firm’s clients on defamation, privacy and breach of confidence matters where he has been at the forefront of Russells’ work protecting their clients’ reputations and businesses and particularly in the area of celebrity harassment by the media.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Russells Solicitors acts for sports managements agencies, agents, clubs and major bodies, though predominantly focuses on individual athlete representation, supporting star names on everything from private client advice and employment through to media agreements, sponsorship, regulatory disputes and disciplinary hearings. Practice head Steven Tregear is a litigator with a prominent track record in contentious contractual, copyright, defamation and privacy matters and a principal focus on football and boxing.

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)

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Steven Tregear (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.