The Addition Of Laura Marsden Grows Creative Industries Offer
The Manchester office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed solicitor Laura Marsden to its Commercial division as it continues to grow its Media & Entertainment team.
Laura joins from boutique firm Counterculture in Manchester where her clients included musicians, bands, composers, social media influencers, record labels and publishers, art galleries and dance companies.
Specialising in intellectual property, music, entertainment and charity law, Laura is also a ‘Guru’ at the Music Venue Trust where she works with a team of other specialists to help music venues overcome commercial issues which they face.
Laura Harper, Manchester-based Commercial partner and National Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Media & Entertainment sector team, said:
Expert Opinion“We are delighted to welcome Laura on board.
“Irwin Mitchell is continuing to invest in its commercial practice with industry specialists and as part of this drive we’re determined to recruit high quality lawyers who can provide first class advice and vital support to our clients, always in the context of in depth industry knowledge. Laura has excellent experience and a track record in the sector and is a great addition to the team.”
Laura Harper - Partner
Irwin Mitchell’s Media and Entertainment team now comprises of seven lawyers including three partners and two senior associates.
Earlier this year Irwin Mitchell was shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Law Firm of the Year category at the prestigious Music Week Awards which will be held in September.
Recent projects that the Irwin Mitchell team has been involved with include advising British grime artist Lady Leshurr on major commercial deals with leading beauty brand, Olay and car manufacturer, Skoda Auto.
Last month Irwin Mitchell announced that it had advised leading North West-based independent developer, Firesprite, on a major publishing deal for its critically acclaimed video game The Persistence.
More recently it revealed it was helping video game companies to navigate the coronavirus crisis by providing free legal advice to members of leading industry body, UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie).