2021 Leading Adviser Awards

We are pleased to announce that Adam Van Straten has been awarded the title of 'Leading Specialist Music and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year (United Kingdom)' as part of AI's 2021 Leading Adviser Awards.

JAE5 produces 2 tracks on Dave's #1 Album

Congratulations to our client JAE5 for producing two tracks, Lazarus (ft. BOJ) and Law Of Attraction (ft. Snoh Aalegra), on Dave's number 1 charting album, "We're All In This Alone Together".  

Van Straten Solicitors wins Most Outstanding Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2021

We are delighted to have been awarded Most Outstanding Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2021 by Global Insight Business Awards.

The Wellerman at the BRIT Awards 2021

What an amazing performance by our client Nathan Evans at the BRIT Awards 2021. 

Billboard 2021 Top Music Lawyers

We are delighted to announce that our principal Adam Van Straten is a Billboard 2021 Top Music Lawyers honoree.  

Congratulations to Adam Van Straten on receiving this honour, and on receiving it for the second year in a row.

The full article can be found at

Nathan Evans' sea shanty "Wellerman" remix is No.1 in the UK

Massive congratulations to our clients Nathan Evans and 220 Kid on hitting Number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart.  The remix of Nathan Evans' sea shanty "Wellerman" with 220 Kid and Billen Ted has climbed to Number 1 after seven consecutive weeks in the Top 3.

Sea Shanty TikTok Star Nathan Evans signs record deal

Massive congratulations to our client Nathan Evans whose sea shanty videos went viral on TikTok and landed him a record deal with Polydor Records.  "Wellerman" is his first single with the label.

Primary Wave welcomes KT Tunstall

Congratulations to our client, Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, on joining the Primary Wave Music family.

Primary Wave acquires stake in Leo Sayer's music publishing catalog and master recordings

Congratulations to our client, legendary songwriter Leo Sayer, on his partnership with Primary Wave Music.

Billboard 2020 Top Music Lawyers

Massive congratulations to our principal Adam Van Straten for being chosen as an honoree on Billboard's 2020 Top Music Lawyers list. 

The full article can be found at

Black Lives Matter

We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Black Community, to which we owe so much.  

As Ambassadors of the culture, we strive to empower it and its contributors. 

We will be neither apathetic, nor silent.  

We are with you and we are for you.

Music Week Awards 2020

We are delighted to be shortlisted for Music Week Law Firm Of The Year once again.  Hopefully third time lucky!

Grammy win for Koffee

Massive congratulations to our client Koffee for winning her first Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album for her first EP "Rapture".

Even bigger congratulations for her making history by becoming the youngest solo act and first female to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

Congratulations to slowthai on his Mercury Award nomination

Many congratulations to our Client, slowthai, on his prestigious Mercury Award nomination.

KT Tunstall supports Hall & Oates at Wembley Arena

We had a brilliant time on Friday watching our longstanding client, KT Tunstall and her all female band support the legendary Daryl Hall and John Oates at the SSE Wembley Arena!

(Adam & KT pictured) 

Van Straten Solicitors is expanding into America and has appointed industry veteran Michael Garbutt as Director of Artist & Public Relations

Garbutt will assist as Van Stratenshortlisted for Law Firm Of The Year at the Music Week Awards for the second year running, establish a permanent base in Los Angeles as part of its plan to become a global firm. Further hires will follow in the coming months.

"Our aim has always been to offer skilled and entrepreneurial legal advice, complemented with experience and insight across every area,” said founder Adam Van Straten. “Michael’s 30 years in the music and media industries, on both sides of the Atlantic, will help further our long-standing goal to become a full service global practice."

"I’m excited to join the highly talented and successful team at Van Straten at such a significant time,” said Garbutt, whose LA-based consultancy and PR agency represents numerous clients, including music publishers Notting Hill. “What particularly impressed me about the company is, they have an established roster of A-list talent, while sourcing and nurturing some of the freshest cutting-edge artists on the ever-vibrant British music scene. This move commences a process of consolidating Adam’s long-standing relationships in the US, not only on the West Coast, but also in New York, Nashville, Miami and beyond." 

Garbutt previously managed the Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb, worked alongside Alan Edwards at Edwards' PR firm The Outside Organisation and launched Lucid Communications with Charlie Lycett, amongst many other roles.

Music Week Awards 2019

Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year once again. We are absolutely delighted and hopefully this year we can win! 

SME News / Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2019

We are delighted to have won SME News Best Music & Entertainment Law Specialists 2019

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from everybody at Van Straten Solicitors. 

Thank you to all our clients for a wonderful year, it's been a pleasure to work on such amazing projects. 

Here's to an even stronger 2019!

Music Week Awards 2018 / Law Firm Of The Year

Delighted  to announce we have been nominated for Law Firm Of The Year at the Music Week Awards 2018. We couldn't have done this without our sensational clients and our strong network of business partners.

MOBO Awards

We would like to congratulate all of our clients who were nominated and to those that won including Craig David and Wizkid, amongst others. 

Nothing But Thieves

Congratulations to our clients Nothing But Thieves on crashing into the Official Album Charts at number 2 with their sophomore Album "Broken Machine". 

The Jump

Good luck to our client Louis Smith on Channel 4's "The Jump 2017". We will all be watching through our fingers!

Following My Intuition

Congratulations to our client Craig David on his first number 1 UK Album in 16 years, "Following My Intuition".  



Kranium sells out UK Tour and goes Platinum in Canada

Congratulations to our Client, Kranium, on completing his sold-out UK 'Toxic' Tour. Kranium's Single "Nobody Has to Know" is now officially certified Platinum in Canada, Gold in the USA and Silver in the UK.

Music Week Awards 2021

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year (for the fourth time in a row) at the Music Week Awards 2021. 

Dice Productions wins 2021 BAFTA for The Big Narstie Show

Congratulations to our client Dice Productions, who won the Comedy Entertainment Programme category at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards for 'The Big Narstie Show'.

J Hus Wins Big at BRIT Awards 2021

Massive congratulations to our client J Hus on winning British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2021.

BRIT Awards 2021 nominations for J Hus and 220 Kid

Wishing our clients J Hus and 220 Kid congratulations and the best of luck on their BRIT Awards 2021 nominations. 

J Hus for Male Solo Artist, and Mastercard Album (J Hus - Big Conspiracy) and 220 Kid for Best Single with Mastercard (220 Kid & GRACEY - Don't Need Love).

slowthai's "Tyron" tops UK Albums Chart

Huge congratulations to our client slowthai for his second studio album "Tyron" debuting at Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.

Chronixx makes Official Playlist for the Inauguration of the 46th President and Vice President of the United States

Huge congratulations to our client Chronixx who featured on the track "Eternal Light" by Free Nationals which has been included on the 46-song playlist for the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. 

SME News / Best International Entertainment & Media Law Firm 2020

We are delighted to have won the SME News Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020 for Best International Entertainment & Medial Law Firm 2020

Grammys 2021

Congratulations and good luck to our clients slowthai, Jae5, Randy Valentine and Fraser Churchill with their nominations at the Grammy Awards on 31 January 2021.

3 weeks at Number 3 for S1mba

Congratulations to our Client, S1mba, whose track "Rover" has spent 3 weeks at No.3 in the UK Official Singles Chart 

Hero of the Year 2020

Congratulations to our client, slowthai, on his NME Award for Hero of the Year.

UK No.1

Congratulations to our client J Hus whose sophomore album "Big Conspiracy" is Number 1 in the UK Album Charts.

Congratulations to Koffee for making President Obama's Summer Playlist 2019

Huge congratulations to our client Koffee for having her track "Toast" included in President Obama's summer playlist.

Sparkling Wine Evening

We hosted another brilliant networking night with performances from Lia White and Bran Mazz

Brandy Networking Night

Our recent networking event was once again a great success. We hosted our Clients and contacts at a lively brandy themed night and we were all treated to the talents of the Grammy nominated songwriter Scott McFarnon who gave a magnificent performance. 

Rum Networking Night

We had the pleasure of welcoming our Clients, their managers and other contributors to the music industry at our first inaugural networking drinks. It proved to be a phenomenal success added to by Bran Mazz and his Band's electric acoustic performance. 


All of us at Van Straten Solicitors have been shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Blaine Johnson, professionally known as Cadet.

Following a 2018 of exceptional acclaim, both professionally and personally, 2019 was set to be Cadet’s best year yet.

We offer our condolences and support to Blaine’s family, his management team and to all those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with such a talented and kind individual.

Congratulations to our Client Craig David on his BRIT 2019 Awards Nomination

We are hoping that Craig wins British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards on 20 February 2019

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Hoping our client Fleur East is crowned Queen of the Jungle!

Happy Holidays

From everyone at Van Straten Solicitors, we wish you a very happy Holiday Season.

Sampha wins the 2017 Mercury Prize

​Congratulations to our client Sampha on his massive achievement in winning the 2017 Mercury Prize for his outstanding Album "Process".

Wizkid Signs Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records

Congratulations to our client Wizkid on signing his new Multi-Album Deal with RCA Records in the presence of of our Principal, Adam Van Straten (second from left) . 

Merry Xmas

We would like to congratulate all our clients on another great year and here's to an even bigger 2017. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Congratulations to our client Wizkid on holding the No 1 spot on the UK Official Singles Chart for 15 weeks as a featured artist on Drake's "One Dance".  


Congratulations to our client A2 on signing with Disturbing London and good luck with his long awaited LP, "Blue".