Hayleigh is an internationally published legal academic, speaker and legal consultant specialising in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. She is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management, blogger and Book Review Editor for the specialist IP blog IPKat, Director of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), Deputy Editor of the European Trade Mark Reports, and founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network. She holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award.
Hayleigh has undertaken teaching and training for a range of people from individual creators and creative industry executives to government officials across the UK and internationally. She is recognised for her ability to explain complex legal principles in a simple way that is easy to understand.
Hayleigh has been providing consultancy to the creative industry for a number of years, providing things such as legal guidance, drafting contracts, agreements and letters, undertaking IP audits, designing IP strategies. She is recognised for her personal and friendly approach as well as her broad depth of knowledge and understanding of the law, particularly within the context of the creative industry.
Hayleigh has conducted legal research in a number of different capacities, including policy informing projects, research for published editions, studies for companies, organisations and individuals. She has demonstrated her skills of thorough exploration, systematic investigation and detailed analysis.
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