Rachael Heeley


Rachael undertakes non-contentious commercial and intellectual property work for clients across the media and entertainment sectors.

She joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2018 and qualified as an Associate in our Commercial team two years later. Before joining Simkins, she worked as an in-house commercial paralegal at Kantar’s London based office.

Rachael specialises in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advises clients on the exploitation and protection of their intellectual property rights. She has a particular interest in the music sector and much of her practice focuses on advising stakeholders in the music industry on all aspects of their business. She works with artists, writers, producers, mixers, labels, publishers, production music libraries, management and live and touring, and advises on music for film and TV. She also has experience acting for other creatives, including influencers and visual artists.

Rachael also has expertise in advertising and marketing.

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