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Kay-Leigh Keen

Associate, Birmingham

Kay-Leigh is an Associate at DWF, specialising in business to business commercial contracts, with particular expertise in Information Technology contracts for the sale and purchase of IT products (hardware and software) and services.
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Prior to joining DWF in February 2019, Kay-Leigh worked in the IT industry as an In-House Commercial Lawyer for Specialist Computer Centres PLC (SCC). Having spent 4 years working as in-house legal counsel, Kay-Leigh has a detailed understanding of the information technology sector, particularly for resellers of IT products and services and suppliers of managed services. 

Before life in-house, Kay-Leigh worked as a corporate and commercial solicitor for an East Midlands law firm, Smith Partnership.

Kay-Leigh acts for both customers and suppliers. She works alongside clients to provide practical and commercial advice and understands the way a business works. She is therefore able to combine her in-house business understanding and legal experience to deliver tailored strategic advice.

Kay-Leigh is a specialist in the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and technology agreements.  She provides advice on a wide range of business to business commercial contracts, including but not limited to: a) confidentiality agreements; b) teaming agreements; c) supply contracts for the procurement of goods, software, and services (framework agreements and one-off supply); d) subcontractor agreements; e) reseller and partner agreements for IT Products and Services; f) managed services agreements; g) consultancy agreements; and h) terms and conditions for employment businesses.

Kay-Leigh is best known for her plain English approach to legal advice, commercial focus and approach-ability.

Recent Cases

  • Reviewing, and advising on, commercial contracts for Tender Submissions
  • Advising on and negotiating, Reseller and Partner agreements for an IT Reseller
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for the procurement and sale of IT products and services