Richard Baskind

Head of Department

+44 20 3206 2726
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Richard heads the Music team.

He is a specialist adviser on contract law and commercial negotiations in the music and wider entertainment industries with a diverse range of clients, including global recording artists, songwriters and producers, record labels, music publishers and industry executives.

Richard is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories and is described as “incredibly well known for his music work” and “a practical lawyer who knows where the catches and caveats are during negotiations” and described by clients as “a lawyer you actually want to hang out with”. Richard is a trustee of the charity, CALM, and is active in supporting a number of music related projects.


“He’s a very canny lawyer and a great deal maker.” Chambers and Partners, 2021

“Richard is a very good technical lawyer who is commercially sensible.” Chambers and Partners, 2021

“They have never steered me wrong and have been an invaluable resource for me and my business.” Chambers and Partners, 2020

“Richard and his team help their clients get to the heart of a deal and focus on what matters and what is in our long-term benefit rather than the minutiae.” Chambers and Partners, 2020

“Ambitious, efficient and commercial.” Chambers and Partners 2018

Practice areas
  • “He is really technically astute and has a very good client list.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “He is very good at protecting clients’ commercial interests.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “Richard Baskind is great with strategy, explaining different scenarios and analysing each deal in the context of a client’s needs.”

    Chambers and Partners, 2022