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 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
Absolutely fantastic team

Absolutely fantastic team. We've really enjoyed working with Gareth, Rachael and Jess

Commitment in getting the deal over the line

Stephenson Law have supported us with day-to-day and strategic legal advice throughout the year. We're grateful to Ed and the wider team 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.

Knowledgeable, professional and answer in a timely fashion.

We currently use Stephenson's for our small business and have had a great experience! They are knowledgeable, professional and answer in a timely fashion. Would recommend!

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 Stephenson Law team, who offer a commercial, low fuss and highly responsive service

Manisha Chana, CFO, MyTutor