Christopher is a commercial lawyer working primarily in creative commercial sectors – music, television and film, branding and licensing, photography, public speaking, publishing and social influencer deals, as well as reputation management. He brings practical experience to this role, having spent 15 years touring globally with internationally renowned classical crossover group The King’s Singers, with whom he recorded 40 albums and received two Grammy Awards and a MIDEM Award. He also acted as in-house legal counsel from the artist’s perspective, negotiating recording, performing and sponsorship contracts with major labels, international promoters and global brands.

Christopher acts for creative artists including musicians, screen performers, screen executives and screen writers, authors, management agencies, film studios and record labels on all aspects of their contractual relationships including in relation to rights protection and diversifying commercialisation. The rise of NFTs has led to a new market in derivative products relating to music, film, television and video games, each of which raises questions on identifying, defining and protecting copyright material, and Christopher has placed himself at the forefront of legal advice in this area.

Recent focuses have been on ensuring that content creators receive appropriate protection and recognition for their work, and are able to control its wider usage online as many businesses increasingly rely on virtual delivery platforms. In the past 12 months Christopher has also assisted with licensing, franchising and protecting global entertainment and hospitality brands, and has experience in the growth area of manchising.