Ann Harrison was born in South Wales and was educated there and later at Guildford. She qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and was a commercial litigation lawyer until 1988 when she switched to work in entertainment law, specialising in music.
She worked for a large firm in the West End of London, becoming a partner there in 1991, and head of the music group in 2001, before setting up as a legal consultant when Harrisons opened for business in May 2003.
Ann has always preferred working for the creative/entrepreneurial side of the industry and Harrisons has given her the opportunity to do this on her own terms.
Over the past 30 years Ann has represented high-profile artists and writers, record labels, managers, independent publishers as well as giving legal advice to executives on their employment contracts and advising clients on joint ventures.
Ann's expertise extends to video games, online use of music, copyright and trade mark law.
Increasingly, Harrisons has been asked to act as consultants on larger scale projects.
Ann is a regular lecturer on music business and law both in the UK and overseas.
Her book 'Music: The Business' now in its fifth edition is the leading textbook on music business courses in the UK. This has led to stints as external examiner at Bucks New University, three years as Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and she is honoured to be a Companion at the Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts.