- Consultant Solicitor
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Katherine Eyres is an experienced commercial/technology lawyer, with extensive experience working in private practice and in-house in global tech companies. She specialises in information technology and outsourcing, general commercial contracts, data protection and marketing law, and has expertise across a range of sectors, including TMT, retail and financial services. Her focus is on working with clients on contract drafting and developing creative commercial solutions on a consultancy basis.
She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2003. Katherine moved to the UK in 2008 (where she practised as a non-England and Wales-qualified solicitor for a number of years) and was admitted in England as a solicitor in July 2013.
Areas of Practice
- Information Technology
- Data Protection
- Commercial contracts
- Consumer law
- Drafting and advising on complex data protection-related documentation such as data processing agreements and data transfer agreements, representative agreements and privacy impact assessments, including future-proofing for GDPR and Brexit, for a range of financial services, insurance, technology and marketing industry clients.
- Drafting a range of commercial contracts and related documentation and advising on contract localisation issues for a German client looking to expand its operations into the UK.
- Drafting an anti-slavery policy and statement for a professional services client and engaging with their procurement and risk and compliance functions to advise on key obligations and implementation.
- Advising a major e-Commerce client on consumer rights issues in the context of a new product/services launch in multiple jurisdictions.
- Delivering advice and training for a major bank on the data protection, cyber security and financial services regulatory aspects of data breach notifications.
- Heading up the Intellectual Property & Information Technology law practice area at Lexis Nexis, managing a team of 6 direct reports, with P&L management and revenue generation responsibilities, whilst working as a technical legal specialist and honing expertise in digital content development and strategy.
- Advising on the set up and implementation of an online legal research service for legal practitioners in private practice and in-house.
- England & Wales (2013)
- Western Australia – currently non-practising (2003)
- LexisNexis UK, London, United Kingdom – Solicitor, 2011 – 2015
- CMS Cameron McKenna, London, United Kingdom – Solicitor, 2010 – 2011
- Williams Lea, London, United Kingdom – Senior In-House Counsel, 2008 -2010
- Downings Legal, Perth, Australia – Solicitor 2005 – 2008
- DLA Piper (formerly Phillips Fox), Perth Australia – Solicitor 2003 – 2005
- Camm & Associates, Perth, Australia – Articled Clerk (Trainee) 2002 – 2003
- Kaplan Law School, London, United Kingdom, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, 2012-2013
- Articles Training Programme, Perth, Australia, 2002
- University of Western Australia, BA/LLB, Perth, Australia, 1995 – 2001
- CMS Cameron McKenna’s Law-Now’s, various 2015 – 2016
- LexisPSL IP & IT, Lexis Nexis, various 2011 – 2015
- WIPIT Blog, various 2014 – 2015
- Society of Computers and Law magazine and blog – 2014
- Member of Toastmasters International
- Regular presenter of internal training to firms on issues such as contract drafting/ commercial boilerplate, penalty clauses, freedom of information, consumer rights and data breach notifications