Tim Smith - Senior Business Affairs Manager, Sanctuary Group Ltd

Tim has been a music lawyer for over 20 years, working in private practice and in industry.

Having spent 5 years with Clintons in the late 80’s, he then joined Virgin Records and progressed to become Head of Business Affairs – International. His responsibilities included advising and assisting the Virgin European subsidiaries on all aspects of contracts and legal matters.

Following the EMI takeover, he went back into private practice and joined Eatons, becoming a partner in 1997. He left in mid-1999 to set up his own consultancy and has been a consultant with Sanctuary Record Group Limited since the beginning of 2002, as well as continuing to represent artists, managers and other industry professionals.