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Lizzie Payne-James

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Lizzie is a Senior Associate in Lee & Thompson’s music group. Upon qualification she decided to combine her vocation of law with her passion for music and spent over two years at a specialist music law firm, SSB, where she gained considerable experience working with talent, advising clients on all aspects of their careers. She joined Lee & Thompson’s music group in June 2015, where she continues to grow her own practice and work with the wider team. Her main focus is on the talent side; most of her clients are recording artists, songwriters and producers. They cover the full breadth of musical genres, with a notable cluster of artists in the urban scene, many of whom have been nominated for or won key industry awards including the Brits, MOBOs, the Ivors and inclusion in the BBC "Sound Of..." poll.

Career

Lizzie read Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge and lived in Beijing as part of her course. After completing her LLB, she trained at the international law firm Hogan Lovells and was seconded to the firm’s Hong Kong office for six months before completing her training in the firm’s intellectual property department.