Why instruct John Ireland & Co ?

Some kind words from clients, past & present:


“Well done” – Alan Sugar, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur PLC, now Baron Sugar of Clapton

“John is exactly who we needed. Honest and precise and we can’t thank him enough for the work he’s done for us so far” – Ali, Kayus & G pka “Young Fathers”

“John is down to earth, clear speaking, tenacious, honest and dependable – a very rare thing now a days. I wouldn’t think twice about seeking his counsel and support” – Caroline Matthews, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Koto Studios, a design agency in London, LA & Berlin

“Good commercial judgement, pragmatic, doesn’t waste client’s time nor money, keeps things as simple as reasonably possible and is excellent value for money – all the things which most lawyers aren’t !” – Roger Felber, CEO British Pathé Ltd

“His negotiating skills are superb….He is also good fun to work with !!” – Jon Smith, football agent – CEO, First Artist Corporation plc

“John has been an incredibly insightful and valuable team member in relation to legal and commercial matters with his guidance and support” – Barney Francis (aka Bill Posters), award winning artist and disrupter whose work includes the recent controversial deepfake videos of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Kim Kardashian.

“Loyal, patient, inspiring and smart, John is a fantastic lawyer. He has helped me navigate the endless seas of the music industry equipped with his faith and presence” – Luis Felber, musician, pka Attawalpa

“Felt safe with John, with his straight forward talking and eye for the details, he’s exactly the kind of person you need in your corner” – Sheri Scott, pka Forever Yours, Betty, fashion and lifestyle influencer

“Since 2007 when I started working with John Ireland, I’ve only ever been served with no nonsense, simple legal advice. He helps me understand contracts, agreements and deals. As an artist, I really want to focus on the content of the ideas, but I want to make sure things are agreed fairly, yet robustly and often with haste. Those qualities are what makes John really stand out from so many of the other lawyers I’ve come across in my career.” – Joel Levack (Artist, Broadcaster & Scout)

“My relationship with John is unique – a valued former colleague – an adversary when he sued me (but still our friendship survived!) – an endless source of great legal advice and support, both personally and professionally. He’s always been brilliant and I’ve recommended him to a ton of friends and colleagues – everyone is happy! And that’s one of John special talents, somehow he makes this legal work almost an enjoyable experience” – Chris Edmonds, MD of Ticketmaster UK

“The only lawyer that I have ever liked is John Ireland – You are always so great and I enjoy working with you – I can’t say that about any other lawyer in my entire life” – Chris Leaning, MD of Arabesque (Cards and Gifts)

“Formidable lawyer” – Paul Field, then associate editor at the Sun newspaper

“I achieved more within a couple of days of meeting John for the first time than I did in 6 months with my previous solicitor” – Mark McGhee, football player and winner of the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup, currently Assistant Manager of the Scotland National football team

“When I need him, I can usually get hold of him on the phone first time without speaking first to a receptionist then a secretary who will find out if he’s in !” – Gavin Hay, then MD of Brighter Pictures, part of Endemol

“He has a quick and firm grip of his client’s commercial needs, attention to detail where it matters and an easy and natural charm” – Robin Jacob QC, now The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob, Court Of Appeal Judge

“Balls of steel” – An employment client, see Memorable Moments

“He’s been there for me through the ups & downs of my life both on and off the road” – Martin Chambers, legendary original and current drummer for The Pretenders

“I’m pretty dyslexic when it comes to understanding legal stuff in the entertainment business, but I never failed to understand John. I feel nothing but lucky to have come across him. He’s got a charisma on top of that, plus he puts me in touch with people in the business, what more could you ask for?” – Tanja Tzarovsk, Macedonian singer, composer (co-writer of Gammy Award song) and featured vocalist in “Troy” and “The Passion Of The Christ” movies

“Can’t sing, can’t act but he’s an excellent lawyer” – Lou Coulson, doyenne of London theatrical agents

“John has been my brilliant lawyer and trusted ally” – Kit Hawkins of Sunshine Partners Limited, also executive producer of “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”, NYC 2012 and “Chime For Change” campaign 2013

“His legal work and advice is razor shape and precise………he’s a pleasure to work with” – Alan Greenspan – Executive Producer of High Fidelity & Donni Brasco films

“And one of my most trusted friends” – Mike Heneghan, then MD of Mute Records

“He de-mystifies the often murky language of law with a comforting ease…” – Jim Abbiss producer of recordings by The Bombay Bicycle Club, The Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, DJ Shadow

“An enormous thank you to the hard working brains and dedicated talents of … John Ireland” – The Travelling Band

“Made the daunting task of dealing with Record labels, contracts and legal departments for the first time a breeze (and continues to do so) leaving me to concentrate on the job at hand. A great lawyer & friend” – Ben Parks, Photographer, album cover images for The Kooks & Plan B

“His (litigation) letters carry the implicit menace of Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs” – Ian Tregoning – record producer, worked with Yello, S’Express, Orbital

“John first came to my rescue when he managed to navigate a way through a nightmare contract, rapidly lowering my stress levels by giving advice that was simple, smart and concise” – Fred Grace, Fat Rat Films, threatened with imprisonment for breach of the “Prevention of Terrorism” Act following the broadcast of his film about an alleged terrorist on the BBC’s Newsnight programme

“No man is an Island” (sic) – John Donne, 17th century metaphysical poet

“He does not have a big flash office to run, so his fees are half that of the other side” – Colin Calderwood, football player for Spurs & Scotland, subsequently manager of Nottingham Forest FC

“If you want a gentleman rottweiler to save your life and lay waste to your opponents, John’s your man” – Marc Hawker RIP, Darkfibre, award winning producer & director, credits include the feature film “Rize”, the documentary “Living Goddess” & campaigns for Amnesty International and Renault Clio

““John has looked after me and my club nights for years; he’s always on hand to make sure whatever happens in the club, stays in the club” – Roger Michael, nightclub promoter whose “I AM ROCKSTAR” nights at Boujis in Kensington won “Best Longest Running Night” at the London Club and Bar Awards in 2012

“If Carlsberg did lawyers …..” – Phil Bulcock, actor, Jersey Boys (Nick Massi – West End production) and Batman “The Dark Knight” movie