John Reid joins Level

November 23, 2022

One of the most highly regarded lawyers in music and entertainment, John Reid, has joined Level.

John joins Level after 22 years at Russells Solicitors, during which time he founded and led the employment department as well as being a mainstay of their litigation department throughout that time. John is a very experienced litigator who handles a wide range of media and entertainment disputes, including reputation management and privacy, as well as more general litigation. He has represented major label record and publishing companies, sports industry bodies and companies, as well as a wide range of high profile talent and artists, their agents and managers, across a diverse range of disputes and activities.

In employment, John is best known for handling complex disputes and negotiations on behalf of senior executives in the music and entertainment industries. He also works on a range of reputation management and sports industry matters.

John is a Band 2 ranked lawyer in the 2023 edition of Chambers & Partners UK edition, who have referred to John as “a consummate media lawyer, best known for his representation of artists, estates and celebrities in all manner of commercial and privacy disputes.”. John is also ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500 for media disputes, sport and reputation management.

John said:

“A significant part of the decision to move to Level has been to enable me to have the flexibility to be involved in other commercial projects, whilst also maintaining my private practice which I still thoroughly enjoy. I’m really excited to be part of the firm that is designed to support this way of working.”

Amy Sullivan, Level’s Head of Growth said:

“John is an established name in the world of music and entertainment law and we could not be more thrilled that he has chosen Level as the firm at which to house his practice. John’s arrival marks the growth of the firm’s employment offering and is a step forward in our journey to build the best full-service law firm for clients working in our sectors.”