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Rob Eakins

T: 0161 358 0280

E: robeakins@hrclaw.co.uk

Rob Eakins
Commercial and IP Solicitor

Rob is a Solicitor in our Commercial department.  He joined us in September 2018.

Rob brings with him broad commercial experience with a particular focus on contracts.  As a former creative industries business adviser, project manager and owner of a record label, Rob’s frequent dealings with commercial contracts sparked his interest in law.

If you’re in the creative industries and are looking for support from someone with excellent legal skills, but also an understanding of your world, you need to speak to Rob. He has experience across a range of sectors and has worked with clients including photographers, jewellers, musicians, artists and music businesses.

Rob also works with a growing number of technology businesses in the Manchester area, including entrepreneurs working in the blockchain space. Rob is interested in the new ways of doing business that the blockchain offers and is keen to support Manchester’s developing blockchain community.

Rob has particular experience in the following areas:

  • Software development and licensing;
  • IT outsourcing, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS;
  • Book publishing;
  • Live events and sponsorship;
  • Recruitment;
  • Standard terms of business, both online and real world; and
  • Advising in relation to copyright and other intellectual property matters.

Rob has a Masters’ Degree in Music Industry Studies from the University of Liverpool. This included a dissertation based on his own original research, studying levels of understanding of relevant intellectual property issues amongst musicians in Liverpool.

Rob should be your first point of call for any Music Law concerns.  He takes a personal, pragmatic approach to your business model or project, and has specialist knowledge of music industry contracts including music recording and publishing contracts, licence agreements and management agreements.

To find out more, please contact Solicitor, Rob Eakins on T: 0161 358 0280 or at E: robeakins@hrclaw.co.uk.