Freeths expands its commercial team with lateral partner hire

02 October 2017

Freeths Solicitors is delighted to announce that it has recruited a commercial contracts specialist in to its Oxford offices on Cowley Business Park.

Rebecca Howlett joins the firm’s highly regarded commercial team as a partner having previously worked at law firms such as Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Mackrell Turner Garrett, and RLS Law.   

Rebecca is a commercial contracts lawyer advising businesses on a wide range of commercial matters and specialises in the use, development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.  Her experience includes working with national and international brands across many jurisdictions to protect their intellectual property rights. 

Rebecca will provide advice and support to Freeths’ clients on issues relating to manufacturing, distribution, agency, licensing, supply and outsourcing agreements across a range of sectors including hospitality and leisure, retail, defence and security, media and transport. In addition to this, she will also advise clients on how to identify, protect and commercialise their trademarks, copyright, designs, patents and other intellectual property. .

Sarah Foster, managing partner of Freeths’ Oxford office, said: "It is a pleasure to announce the arrival of Rebecca and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.  As our clients’ most trusted legal adviser, it’s important that we have the skill-set and resource to support our commercial and private clients across a range of legal disciplines. Recruiting Rebecca into the firm’s commercial team will provide us with greater capacity to provide our clients with  the legal support to advise on their commercial issues and protect their intellectual property rights particularly.  Her knowledge, experience, and expertise will be extremely useful to clients.”

Rebecca Howlett, commercial partner, said: "I am excited to be joining such an innovative, forward thinking law firm.  Freeths has a great reputation for providing legal services to local and global businesses. My initial focus over the coming weeks will be spending my time meeting the firm’s clients and introducing myself to the key professionals that Freeths work with.”  

Rebecca Howlett

Rebecca Howlett, Commercial Partner

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