Christopher is a commercial lawyer working primarily in creative commercial sectors – music, television and film, branding, photography, public speaking, publishing and social influencer deals. 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.
Christopher acts for creative artists including musicians, screen performers, screen executives and screen writers, authors, management agencies and record labels on all aspects of their contractual relationships including in relation to rights protection. His focus during the Covid-19 pandemic has 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.
- Music performance
- Touring and recording
- Intellectual property
- Acted for several high-profile songwriters and performing artists in negotiations with records labels such as Universal, Decca, EMI Records, publishing houses including Absolute Label Services, Peer Music, Eagle-i and Kobalt, and management contracts with Modest Management, Nick Stewart & Associates amongst others.
- General advice to FlyNet Media including image rights, merchandising and management deal with television personality Ant Middleton, and Exclusivity Contract with Channel 4.
- General counsel for international photography agency LGA Management, advising on all aspects of commercial relationships with photographers, makeup artists, agencies and advertising houses including in relation to image rights, endorsements, shoot engagements and general T&C.
- Advised emerging artists in negotiations with Britain’s Got Talent and other reality television opportunities, and assisted classical/crossover artists with performance, recording and management agreements
- Legal adviser for Tracks 4 Change, a youth enfranchisement project run by Rob da Bank, Maisie Williams and Lizzie Ball including image rights, recording agreement, T&C and performance agreement with Bestival.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Member of The Law Society
Christopher qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2019, he worked at the following firms:
- Stephenson Harwood