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 stands out for its strength in the sport of boxing, primarily focusing on dispute resolution, employment and reputation management issues. Steven Tregear is a renowned litigator with a strong track record in contractual and copyright disputes. Non-contentious work is primarily handled by Ryan Vince, who is an expert in commercial agreements and corporate transactions.

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)

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Steven Tregear (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.