Cordelia trained and worked as a solicitor at one of London’s leading media and entertainment law firms, Harbottle & Lewis. After 7 years, she left to start up her own boutique legal consultancy before joining Maple & Black as their IP Partner in 2015.
After Maple & Black merged with Acuity 2018, Cordelia stayed with the firm as an IP Partner as part of the larger TMT department.
Cordelia advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters for both high profile individuals and clients, as well as start-ups with a focus on the television, film, music, theatre and sports industries.
The Intellectual Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
The Media & Entertainment Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
“Cordelia Payne was a perfect person to deal with my lack of knowledge on the IP and trademark subject and showed patience and understanding of the predicament I found myself in.”