Litigation

In the world of entertainment and music, disputes are a fact of life. The Russells litigation and dispute resolution team has built a formidable reputation both nationally and internationally as one of the elite legal practices in this area of law.

The team members have a deep understanding of the many different types of dispute that arise in the media and entertainment industries, from copyright and contractual issues through to the wider problems clients often face in the industries in which they operate. Although our expertise is focused upon the sectors in which our clients operate, we deal with a wide diversity of disputes and claims for an expanding client base drawn from our longstanding recorded music, music publishing company and talent clients through the live and digital sectors and everything those businesses encompass.

Although litigation often means Court proceedings, we have wide experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration (both national and international).  Our clients rest assured that we are committed to resolving contentious issues as quickly, efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Although we have had many High Court decisions reported a trial is invariably the final solution: our first aim is to avoid litigation on behalf of our clients and then to use it to achieve an advantageous settlement rather than to end up in Court.

Instructing Russells means you will get clear commercial advice, an explanation of all of your options including prospects for success, timeframes and likely costs and most importantly our expert guidance as to how best to achieve your objectives in any given situation.

If you are or suspect that you might be about to become involved in a dispute and if you would like clear, practical advice on how to proceed, please contact the head of our litigation team, Steven Tregear on 020 7439 8692 or email him at stevent@russells.co.uk.