Joelle Rich is a London-based lawyer who, according to her legal firm’s website, “has a wealth of expertise in libel, privacy and copyright disputes, having recently been part of the team which won a major privacy and copyright case in the public eye.” That major case is likely a reference to Meghan Markle’s legal battle against The Mail on Sunday. Newsweek reports that Rich represented Markle after the newspaper published a private letter sent by the Duchess of Sussex to her estranged father. In late 2021, Markle won her case against the publication, according to BBC.

Rich’s time spent defending big Hollywood celebrities in the courtroom may have prepared her for the attention she’ll now receive as Johnny Depp’s girlfriend. But even though the two have known each other for at least a couple of years, a source told People that their relationship is “not serious” — at least for now.