Mr Jo Brittain > Russells Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Jo Brittain
Jo joined Russells in 2006 as a trainee and qualified into the firm’s Commercial Department two years later. In 2013, Jo gained partnership. Whilst Jo advises on a variety of music-related matters, his primary expertise lies in working with emerging talent (with the majority of his clients having concluded new artist deals recently with either the major or established independent record companies/publishers). With a range of contacts in different areas of the music industry, Jo is also equipped to offer practical and strategic advice to unsigned artists, songwriters and producers/mixers 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 has ‘the market-leading contentious and non-contentious music law practice‘. The team acts for multinational record companies, publishers, leading agencies, artists and producers; and advises on music management, production, touring, sponsorship, recording and publishing agreements, as well as corporate structures, appearances and show agreements. The team has recently handled a number of major publishing deals; Jo Brittain, who heads the new artists team, secured an extension of Wolf Alice’s publishing deal with the Kobalt Music Group and negotiated the signing to Polydor of Sam Fender. Chris Gossage and Ryan Vince are noted for corporate and transactional work in the music sector and are often involved in the sale of independent record labels and catalogues. Chris Organ has a ‘wealth of experience‘; Steven Tregear heads the litigation team which features John Reid; and Gavin Maude heads the music department. Elsewhere, the firm also offers expertise across gaming, digital, social media and publishing mandates. It has recently been bolstered by several hires including Mark Ashelford, who heads the digital and social media practice, from Lee & Thompson LLP and Chloe Forsyth from Harbottle & Lewis LLP. Simon Esplen is the firm’s managing partner.
- 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)