Harbottle & Lewis
Harbottle & Lewis was founded in 1955 by Laurence Harbottle, a law graduate from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, the firm became well-known for attracting copyright business. While Davenport Lyons focused on music copyright, Harbottle & Lewis concentrated on legal work forthcoming from theatres. In fact, Laurence Harbottle was appointed chair of the Theatres Trust and his firm gained status from his clients, some of them being the most prominent actors in the 1960s-1970s: Richard Todd, Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Olivier. In the late 1980s, the firm also became recognised in the field of music copyright, particularly after one of its solicitors, Anne Harrison, wrote ‘Music: The Business’, a book that covered the ways in which the law affected music careers and helped to form the music industry.
Laurence Harbottle

Laurence Harbottle