Experience

I am a solicitor in the Commercial team at Bates Wells. I specialise in advising clients on commercial, media and technology contracts.

I am particularly interested in the healthcare, medtech, media and sport sectors.

 

I advise a wide range of clients including tech start-ups, a multinational pharmaceutical company and several household technology and media brands. I also sit on the firm’s Health and Social Care Sector Group.

My background is in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Before becoming a lawyer I worked for six years in policy and communications roles advising pharmaceutical companies, charities and third sector organisations, as part of several award-winning teams.

Recent projects

  • Licence of marketing rights relating to international sporting tournament.

    My client was licensing brand and marketing rights for promotional activities regarding an international sporting tournament being held in the UK in 2019. I advised the client on key commercial considerations and negotiated with licence agreement with the other side, the tournament organiser and a major sporting governing body.

  • Manufacturing and licence agreement for innovative medical device.

    My client was a medtech start-up seeking to expand into the Chinese market. I advised the client on practical considerations around the license of IP rights in a medical device to a company based in China and produced a licence and manufacturing agreement to meet the client’s requirements.

  • Procurement of bespoke geo-mapping software.

    My client was a global not-for-profit requiring a data management software solution, to manage a multitude of data showing the supply chain for the illegal arms trade. I advised on the procurement of the software, successfully negotiating a complex master services agreement to address the client’s needs.

  • I advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on its commercial contracts.
  • I advised a household brand in the tourism and hospitality sector on various marketing agreements with social media influencers, and on the sale of a website domain to a competitor.
  • I advised a medtech start-up producing ethically-sourced feminine hygiene products on its core product manufacturing agreement.
  • I advised a household electronic goods brand on its website terms and conditions.
  • I advised a global healthcare charity on the procurement and development of a bespoke CRM software system.
  • I advised a consultant NHS surgeon on the development of a medical device and a commercial joint venture with a global medical device manufacturer.
  • I advised a pharmaceutical start-up on data protection and GDPR compliance.
  • I advised a medical Royal College on updating its bespoke commercial agreements.
  • I advised a healthcare charity on a joint venture and partnership agreement with a leading UK healthcare charity.

Qualifications and career

  • King’s College London – BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • UCL – MA (Merit) Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health
  • BPP Law School – GDL and LPC
  • Wedlake Bell LLP – Trainee Solicitor (2016 – 2018)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor – September 2018
  • Bates Wells – Solicitor (September 2018 – present)

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Society for Computers and Law
  • Member of techUK