Lizzie Payne-James - Partner, Music


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

Lizzie joined Lee & Thompson in 2015 and represents a diverse range of clients, not always confined to the music industry, from record-breaking artists to boutique agencies and rights-holders.

Lizzie has been ranked in her field in independent legal directory Chambers & Partners, which praises her industry knowledge in supporting emerging music acts. Clients say Lizzie is “a star in the making” who is “very smart and very hard-working”.

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 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, and she still enjoys moments of using her Chinese when needed by her clients.


Email Lizzie
+44 (0)20 3073 7617