Andrew Thompson - Consultant
Andrew is one of the Lee & Thompson’s founding partners and today is a consultant.
Since he qualified as a solicitor in 1978, his work has always focused on media and entertainment. In the early years of his career he worked principally for independent record companies. In particular, he worked closely with Chrysalis Records until the label was acquired by EMI in 1992. Andrew became one of the “standout” figures in the music business and has acted for world renowned acts over the years including Depeche Mode, Simply Red, Sir Tom Jones, Wet Wet Wet, Richard Ashcroft, the Spice Girls and Karl Jenkins. His modest manner and straight forward, commercial advice has placed him at the heart of the industry and in 2003, Andrew (and Robert Lee) were inducted into the prestigious MMF Roll of Honour and were recipients of the MMF Founders Award.
Andrew’s main focus is now on talent representation. He acts for leading composers, for a host of major recording artists and for songwriters, producers and managers. He also acts for writers and for various sports and other “personalities” including David and Victoria Beckham.
Andrew played a significant role in the creation in 1987 of the Music Managers’ Forum which exists as a lobbying organisation to further the interests of music business managers and the artists they represent. Since the MMF’s inception Lee & Thompson has provided legal advice on a pro bono basis and Andrew is a major contributor to The Music Management Bible published by SMT for the MMF.
Chambers & Partners ranks Andrew as a Band 1 leader in his field. Andrew is also a trained mediator.
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