Kay Lam-Macleod

Kay is an IT law specialist. She is experienced in providing advice and assistance with negotiating and drafting technology-centric contracts, and advising on intellectual property matters.

She holds qualifications in law, business and IT, and was the principal of a boutique IT law firm acting for private sector technology companies for many years. Her hands-on experience in this area enables her to provide practical and commercial legal advice.


Kay’s experience includes advising:

  • Large payments processing company on conducting full intellectual property due diligence in preparation for fundraising for expansion to Europe;
  • Software developer on its drafting of amendments to retrofit SaaS/SLA terms into GITC 2.0 for OH&S compliance software to the Tasmanian government health sector;
  • Major trade union on their Queensland branch in relation to terminating its agreement with a software developer, securing the release and orderly handover of source code, and clarifying intellectual property issues (where the software was a mix of proprietary and open source software). She also advised the client on its engagement of a new software developer to complete the work;
  • Data centers on negotiating terms of a colocation agreement and associated SLA where the data centre was acting as subcontractor to the principal contractor under a GITC contract with a Queensland government agency; and
  • Trade marks for clients in numerous trade mark matters, including overcoming adverse reports and oppositions, and Madrid Protocol applications.

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