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Rebecca Howlett

Commercial Partner & Head of Freeths' Virtual Legal Team | Oxford

“We have been working with Rebecca and her team on various projects which either required immediate action or had very tight timeframes and none of them were straightforward. One thing was consistent in all cases, Rebecca, and her team were knowledgeable, accurate in their approach, business oriented, ready to exchange views and to guide and support us to reach our goal. I cannot recommend Rebecca strongly enough.”
George B. Tenediotis, General Counsel, Korres

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About Rebecca

Rebecca is an experienced commercial lawyer. She has many years of experience advising on a wide range of commercial matters, including manufacturing, distribution, agency, licensing, franchise, supply and outsourcing agreements, terms and conditions of sale and supply, website policies and various media agreements. Rebecca is a specialist in supply chain management and the commercialisation of intellectual property, in which fields she has advised a number of well-known brands.

Rebecca delivers this expertise through Freeths’ Virtual Legal Team which she heads and under which Freeths provide an outsourced internal legal team working in place of, or alongside in-house legal teams and general counsels, providing an experienced team delivering targeted solutions.

Rebecca has supported a wide variety of blue chip national and international clients on commercial transactions – ranging from technology start-ups and farming enterprises to global cosmetics brands, multinational supermarkets and quoted construction and industrial groups. Rebecca has experience leading complex projects and building brand strategies for clients, both nationally and internationally.

Rebecca has significant experience in the Beauty and Personal Care industry and heads Freeths’ specialist Beauty and Personal Care offering, advising on commercial agreements, branding and growth strategies.

The Legal 500 (2023 edition) listed Rebecca as a Recommended Lawyer.

Notable work & expertise


  • CG

    "We couldn’t have done without Rebecca. Not only was she experienced and knowledgeable but she was also very helpful too and really eased the proce...

    Cindy Griffiths, Director


  • CR

    "Your help and support are much appreciated as always."

    Chris Rawsthorne

    Time Products Limited

  • RD

    "The way Freeths work together makes it feel like a single office team in a virtual world."

    Russell Deards

    City Plumbing

  • MB

    "Rebecca is awesome!"

    Madeline Booth

    Scrubee, Sustainable Skincare

  • "Rebecca Howlett manages the team very well. She is incredibly responsive and dedicated. Offers assistance and makes suggestions for change. Feels...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "The people are what makes this practice unique. Always taking the time to get to know you and so that they can always advise in the right way."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Rebecca Howlett is an absolute diamond. She always the taking time to listen to the bigger picture, not just the area you need advice with. Always...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Rebecca Howlett was incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and engaging. Rebecca was patient in her explanations and detailed when required, whilst...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "The team’s sincerity, integrity and pride in their job are self-evident. And the dedication towards their clients and to their profession is secon...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Rebecca Howlett is a pleasure to deal with, making sure reviews are carried out efficiently and within agreed timescales. Reports are tailored to...

    The Legal 500, 2023

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