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 Cambridge office of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP plays a key role in the firm’s life sciences practice, acting for many of the companies based in the local science and technology hub. IP, IT and commercial partner Rachel Bradley, who co-leads the multi-disciplinary group, acted as co-ordinator of the review of all European clinical trial agreements for various different research studies for Applied Molecular Transport, Inc. to govern the clinical trials it is sponsoring across Europe. Employment partner Hilary Aldred and real estate specialist Sarah Coates are key members of the practice.

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

(Leading individuals)

Rachel BradleyPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

East Anglia > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

The team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is led partner Hilary Aldred who advises a wide-range of charity and not-for-profit clients, including some key to the education sector, on employment, education and charity law matters. The ‘hardworking, strategic, and highly commercial’ team acts for The Company of Biologists, National Oceanography Centre, and numerous Oxford and Cambridge colleges. Managing associate Sophie Whitbread and commercial and IP partner Rachel Bradley are also called upon by charity clients.