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Lizzie Payne-James

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Lizzie is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Music Group.

She joined Lee & Thompson’s thriving Music Group in June 2015 and represents a diverse range of clients from producers and recording artists to rights companies across the full spectrum of music industry contracts.


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.

Upon qualification she decided to combine her vocation of law with her passion for music. She then 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.