Rachel’s primary focus is on the transactional side of IP including purchases, licences, development agreements and joint ventures. She has almost 20 years of experience in IP having held major positions in both national and international law firms.
In her role, Rachel seeks to structure risk-managed IP deals that deliver outcomes tailored to clients’ commercial objectives. She has worked extensively with IP rich entities, often acting as a ‘virtual’ General Counsel to boards of directors, helping to secure and leverage strategically important IP through carefully drafted agreements, decisive action and creative solutions. Rachel has particular experience in FMCG, electronics, software, engineering and pharmaceutical sectors.
Education and qualifications
1995 — 1996
Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course, College of Law
1991 — 1994
BSc Chemistry, University of Bristol
- 2015 — present
Of Counsel, EIP
- 2010 — 2015
Business Owner, RB Consulting
- 2003 — 2010
Partner, Waterfront Solicitors
- 2000 — 2003
Associate, Bird & Bird
- 1997 — 2000
Trainee and Associate, Linklaters
- 15 July 2016
UAL Graduate Futures Week, You own your ideas: protecting your work and intellectual property (link)
- July 2010
Multi-Channel Retail Show , What New Media Businesses need to know about IP
- September 2010
Infosecurity, Patents, a tool for the software industry?