Kirstin McKnight

Kirstin McKnight

Practice Leader

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Practice Areas

  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property

Kirstin is a Practice Leader for LegalVision’s IT law team. She drafts and negotiates all types of IT contracts both for suppliers and procurers including agreements for software as a service and cloud based products, software development, software licensing, IT professional services, reseller arrangements, managed services, hardware supply, IoT and white label solutions. Kirstin is qualified in New Zealand, Australia and England and Wales.

She also helps online businesses prepare marketplace terms and conditions, mobile application terms and conditions, website terms of use and sale of goods and services online.

Kirstin has deep industry expertise in privacy matters including compliance with Australian and New Zealand privacy and spam legislation, as well as drafting privacy policies, privacy compliance manuals and data breach notification plans. She is experienced in giving commercial recommendations on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – the European Union’s new privacy legislation.

Her experience working both as a lawyer in a top international law firm and as a corporate legal counsel within a French listed company has given her an excellent understanding of the commercial issues businesses face and enables her to provide pragmatic and industry-specific advice for her clients.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping and previously hiked the Appalachian Trail in the US for four months.

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  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice – Winner – Australasian Lawyer 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2020 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2020 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm - 2019 Australasian Lawyer 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer