Rachael Cooper

Associate Director and Head of Commercial and Technology



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As a highly experienced Senior Solicitor, Rachael has over 18 years of legal expertise under her belt having worked in-house and in private practice across the span of her career.

Rachael is our Head of Commercial and Technology, looking after our Flamingo Subscription clients, ensuring they receive exactly what they need, when they need it from our flocking amazing subscription lawyers.  Rachael has a broad range of experience which spans contentious and non-contentious commercial legal advice.  Her role at Stephenson Law sees her drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts for fast growth tech clients across a broad range of industries such as FinTech, EdTech, RegTech, EduTech and GreenTech.  

Rachael also has significant experience of conducting litigation and alternative dispute resolution for commercial clients.   

A true collaborator, Rachael is known for her excellent communication skills, her all-in attitude, and her ability to successfully support clients with an exceptional degree of service.  

Education & Certifications

  • Solicitor’s Practising Certificate, England & Wales (2009)
  • Northumbria University, Legal Practice Course (2007)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, LLB Hons (2004)
A real pleasure to work with

It’s just the entire way that Plume does business. I’ve never felt forgotten, I’ve never felt that someone else is too important, everyone’s so nice and everyone puts in 100% of the effort. Working with Plume is a real pleasure.

Miguel Holloway, Chief of Staff, Oxford Medical Simulation
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Great working with the team on our Data Protection work. They were quick and understood our needs and responded swiftly with a quote and timeframe to deliver. In addition the team were able to have a follow-up call to clarify points and provide a better understanding to ourselves. They were able to amend and make changes following this second call which was very helpful. Very much looking forward to working with them again. Great work!

Oliver Dix, Founder, Prift
Tuned to our way of working

Our favourite thing about working with Plume is it doesn’t feel like we’re working with a law firm but rather an extension of our own team. The lawyers have become so embedded in our business, so commercially focussed and so tuned to our risk appetite and way of working

Francesca Porter, General Counsel, Onfindo
A pragmatic, human-centric approach to negotiations

Rachael is commercially focussed, and her investment in taking the time to get to know our business means she takes a pragmatic, human-centric approach to negotiations. She proactively gets her head around the particular priorities and constraints on each engagement, meaning she hits the ground running adding value while being able to move at pace.

Eleanor Kearon VP, Associate General Counsel at Onfido
Commitment in getting the deal over the line

The team have supported us with day-to-day and strategic legal advice throughout the year. We're grateful to them for stepping up to support us through this important milestone in MyTutor’s development and for their commitment in getting the deal over the line.

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Angie Allgood, CMO, SmashCo
Commercial, low fuss and highly responsive service

The team have come on board to support MyTutor, a fast growing EdTech business which previously had no in-house legal resource. The team have made a hugely positive difference in a short space of time and we feel incredibly supported by the team, who offer a commercial, low fuss and highly responsive service

Manisha Chana, CFO, MyTutor