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Hayleigh is well-recognised in the field of intellectual property law, specifically copyright law and the creative industries, and has attained an international reputation in the field of Music Copyright, in particular. Her work has been cited extensively in academic, practitioner and policy outputs.She has contributed to policy work in this area, is cited in various Government documents and has been interviewed by numerous national and international media outlets, listed below:

News, Interviews and Press 

Interviewed on live BBC news and ITV news on the Ed Sheeran v Sami Chokri music copyright infringement case 

As well as BBC Radio Scotland, Wales, Berkshire, 5 Live, LBC, ABC Australia, Deutschlandfunk Germany, and BBC Newscast

'Music is so different now:' Copyright law needs to change, says legal expert, The Guardian 

Quoted in 'Common decency': Beyoncé's Renaissance sparks debate about the politics of music sampling, The Guardian

Interview for Sky News Podcast on music streaming inquiry

Interview for Sky News Podcast on Meghan Markle privacy and copyright case

Interview for Wall Street Journal on music industry and copyright

Interview for Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Policy on Women in IP 

Interview for Intellectual Property Magazine 

Interview with Patsnap on IP strategy 

Interview for Flora IP 

Quote on TikTok copyrigh licensing agreements for Managing IP

Quote on changes to YouTube copyright policy for The Irish Times, The Evening Express

Quote on changes to EU Copyright Law for CNN

Quote on Copyright and AI for Special Raconteur printed in The Times

Recent Invited Talks and Conference presentations 

Music Copyright Infringement, The Musicians Company and The Stationers Company London, November 2022

NFT opportunities and pitfalls for musicians and composers, SensoriaPro Music and Film Festival, Sheffield, 7th October 2022

Moving the Needle in the Test for Music Copyright Infringement, Society of Legal Scholars, London, 8th September 2022

The State of Music, panel host for The Ivor’s Academy, London, 5th September 2022

NFTs and Copyright in the Music Industry, PRS for Music AGM, London 25th May 2022

Music and Copyright Education, The Great Escape, Brighton, 11th May 2022

Music Makers Copyright, IBIL, UCL, London, 28th April 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Copyright in the Creative Industries, 4IP Council Webinar, 20th April 2022

Music Makers Copyright, BILETA, Exeter University, 14th April 2022

Copyright and Music, Leeds Music Conservatoire, 16th March 2022

Copyright Music Streaming Inquiry, Foot Anstey LLP, 9th February 2022

Taking inspiration and copyright infringement in music, under UK and US law, City Law School, 12th Jan 2022

UK Music Streaming Inquiry, British Literary and Artistic Society, London 9th December 2021

Influencers, EU Parliament Funded Expert Roundtable, Brussels, 26th November 2021

Copyright and Music, Leeds Conservatoire, 2nd November 2021

Copyright and Music, Sound City, Liverpool, 1st October 2021

Music Law and the Streaming Inquiry, The Intellectual Property Society, 21st July 2021

Copyright in the Music Industry, PatSnap International Webinar, 2nd March 2021

Next Steps for Copyright Policy for Music Artists, Westminster Media Forum, 11th February 2021

Digital Media and Press Publications 

Beyoncé is cutting a sample of Milkshake out of her new song – but not because she ‘stole’ it, The Conversation 

Why Ed Sheeran’s Court Victory Sounds Good for the Music Industry, The Conversation

Meghan Markle: Mail on Sunday Loses Appeal in Privacy Case - The Judgement Explained, The Conversation

Even famous musicians struggle to make a living from streaming – here’s how to change that, The Conversation 

Tiktok and Copyright, The Copyright Licensing Agency 

Meghan Markle letter: what the law says about the press, privacy and the public’s right to know, The ConversationThe Business Times

Katy Perry Liable for US$2.8m for Dark Horse Copyright Infringement – But the Real Loser is the Music Industry, The Conversation

Instagram Influencers: No, Having 30,000 Followers Does Not Make You a Celebrity, The Conversation

Let’s Get It On…What’s going on with Ed Sheeran Marvin Gaye copyright case, The Copyright Lawyer

10 things you should know about Instagram Terms and Conditions – The ConversationMetroIrish Examiner

Empowering Women in Intellectual Property, IP Inclusive 

Video for World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for World IP Day on Women in IP.


"Highly Commended": UK Parliament Teacher of the Year Award 2022

Awarded: Best IP Law Academic (London), Legal Awards 2020

Nominated: First 100 Years Inspirational Women in Law Awards, Inspirational Women Awards Champion of the Year, 2019

Finalist: The British Law Awards for the Women in Law Award (Wider Industry) 2019

Awarded: Best Team Effort for IP Pro Bono in the Brunel University College Awards 2019

Awarded: Best IP Gender Equality Platform for World IP Women in the 2018 IP Excellence Awards

Online Educational Tools

Copyright and Social Media Faculti Interview

5 Free videos on Copyright, Designs & Trade Marks with Patsnap Academy.

Sharing Your Teaching Materials Through Social Media CLA Blog

IPKat blog