Laura Marsden has returned to Counterculture after a few months of working at Irwin Mitchell on a number of specific intellectual property related projects.
Laura qualified as a solicitor at Counterculture in 2017 and will continue her practice, providing legal advice to individuals and organisations within the creative and cultural sector on commercial, intellectual property, governance and regulatory matters.
Prior to returning to university to study law, Laura played guitar in cult Manchester band Performance whose debut album was described by NME as ‘the second best record you’ve never heard of’. She also worked as a Music Executive at ITV and has experience in rights management. Laura is a member of PRSforMusic and part of their legal referral service. She is also a member of the Music Managers Forum and is one of the Music Venue Trust’s panel of experts, helping grassroots music venues in need. Whilst music law is Laura’s specialist area, she is also experienced at and enjoys assisting clients in the wider creative sector, helping them to thrive and protect their ideas.
Following the appointment, Laura said “I’m delighted to be returning to Counterculture as a Partner. The firm has a proven track record for enabling individuals and organisations in the creative and cultural sector to thrive, which is more important than ever under the current circumstances. I’m looking forward to helping clients navigate the challenges ahead, by adapting to changes and creating new ways of working.”