Music lawyer Patrick Rackow is leaving Steeles, the U.K.-based legal firm where he has served as a music and entertainment industry consultant for the last four years, to launch his own business.

Based in Wandsworth, London, Patrick Rackow Legal and Business Consulting will specialize mainly in music publishing matters and will offer such services as composer and music publisher representation, resolution of collection society issues and advice upon catalog acquisition and disposal amongst others.

Rackow has prior industry experience in the role as director and investment manager for U.K.-based Music Business Angels, Ltd, which fostered relationships between private investors and music businesses. He has also served as a director of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for six years and is a member of the rights committee of lobby organization British Music Rights.