Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2017 at Counterculture and is based in Manchester. She has specialist knowledge and experience of working with individuals and businesses in the music industry and enjoys advising clients in the wider creative and cultural sector. She drafts and negotiates contracts and advises on a variety of commercial, intellectual property, charity, governance and regulatory matters.
Before joining Counterculture, 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.
Laura loves working with those just starting out, as well as with well-established artists and organisations. Her experience on the creative side of the industry means she takes an empathic approach and truly understands clients’ needs and motivations.
Laura has appeared as a guest lecturer at BIMM Manchester and she is a member of PRSforMusic and part of their legal referral service. She is also a one of the Music Venue Trust’s panel of experts, helping grassroots music venues in need.
“Laura supported me in drawing up an artist management contract for a client of mine. She guided me through the process very clearly, so that, despite having very little prior knowledge and experience of legal process or terminology, I felt comfortable with the process and content . I was so impressed by the professional work Laura did that I have come back to Counterculture for other legal needs, and continue to recommend their services to friends and colleagues who need support in this area. “D Burch
Ad Hoc Group Limited
“Laura has done two pieces of work for our record label; drawing up a recording contract that we use for engaging artists and also reviewing a proposed music licence agreement and providing thorough advice upon it. Laura is thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and experienced in her field and goes to great lengths to understand the needs of her clients in order to provide the best possible advice and guidance. She is also great at cutting through the legalese to explain in an understandable way. Laura is also very down to earth and easy to to talk to. We continue to use Laura for all our legal work and can highly recommend her to others in our field.”
HEAD II LTD