Chris has been with Russells since being taken on as an articled clerk in 1980 and, after a decade co-managing/managing the firm (between 2000 and 2015) culminating in him being the firm’s Senior Partner, is now our Senior Consultant.
From his beginnings as a commercial solicitor focusing almost exclusively on the music industry, his role and areas of expertise have expanded significantly, although he draws almost all of his clientele from the entertainment and media industries.
His clients number some of the greatest talents of their generation to include artists, writers, composers, sportsmen and executives as well as clients drawn from the business world of highly successful companies (independent and major) and other organisations within the world of entertainment from music, film, theatre and book publishing through to sport, the restaurant business and many other fields.
Having represented George Michael throughout his career, Chris maintains the active role of co-executor of the George Michael estate.
“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion but chooses not to.”
– Tom Waits