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Mr Jo Brittain
Jo joined Russells in 2006 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the firm’s Commercial Department two years later. In 2013, Jo gained partnership and now runs the firm’s New Artist Department. Whilst Jo works on a range of music-related matters (e.g. recording, publishing, merchandise, branding and management agreements) his primary expertise lies in advising emerging talent. With a range of contacts in different areas of the entertainment industry, Jo is equipped to offer practical and strategic guidance to individuals just starting out in the business. He is immensely proud to have been through this process from “day one” with clients who have gone on to win coveted Mercury, Brit, Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards in recognition of their talent.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
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.
- Media and entertainment (including media finance) - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- Next Generation Partners - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)