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Harbottle & Lewis has lost its highly-rated head of music Ann Harrison, who has left to set up on her own
Harrison, who acts for individual recording artists in non-contentious matters, told The Lawyer that the majority of her clients will follow her, but refused to name specific artists. Her music department has acted for clients such as Robbie Williams and the now disbanded Hear'Say.
Her new outfit will be run as a consultancy rather than a law firm, but will provide non-contentious legal advice in intellectual property matters.
Harbottles managing partner Samantha Phillips confirmed that Harrison was not one of the people that the firm cut when it made its first ever round of redundancies last month.
"We are very fond of Ann and wish her all the best in her new venture," Phillips said.
Harrison said she left Harbottles because she would rather work on her own than manage a group.