Rachel Bradley > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial, IP and IT


Partner in the commercial, IP and IT team, with a particular specialism in the life sciences and publishing sectors.Advises clients on a broad range of non-contentious IP matters, including drafting and negotiating trade mark licences, patent and know-how licences, copyright licences, and software licences.

Her practice focuses in particular on advising biotech/pharmaceutical clients on commercial agreements such as confidentiality agreements, consultancy agreements, master services agreements, material transfer agreements, manufacturing agreements and clinical trial agreements, and on advising publishing clients on author publishing agreements, site licence agreements, and other book/journal publishing agreements.


Worked as an associate in a technology and commerce team at another leading law firm and as corporate counsel for a pharmaceutical company before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2015. Appointed partner 2019.


Fluent French speaker

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Biotechnology

(Leading individuals)

Rachel BradleyPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

The team Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP acts for a wide range of clients across the therapeutics, medical devices, agricultural and veterinary fields. It counts medical research charity Parkinson’s UK, component supplier for protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography Molecular Dimensions, and clinical biopharmaceutical company SynOx Therapeutics among its clients. The firm’s work encompasses corporate transactions, financing, IP, real estate and employment matters. IP, IT and commercial partner Rachel Bradley in Cambridge, who has a particular specialism in the life sciences and publishing sectors, is co-head of a five-partner, cross-office practice. ‘She understood our requirements and provided an appropriate level of review and advice without over complicating matters‘, remarks one client. Employment partner Hilary Aldred is a key member of the practice.

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Rachel BradleyPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has a broad-ranging practice that handles patents, designs, trade marks, copyright and rights in confidential information, and is adept in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm has extensive experience in transactional IP, licensing, collaboration agreements and R&D agreements. Rachel Bradley works with partners in London and Oxford to co-lead the IP practice and clients remark that she has ‘significant expertise and supports clients in robust and legally sound commercial agreements‘. She advises clients in the life sciences, publishing and charities sectors, and acted for Fluid Pharma on collaboration agreements for the development of novel paediatric medicines for malaria.