She is a specialist in large scale procurement projects focusing on the acquisition of IT and communications technology, with a focus on the financial services and government sectors. Her practice includes IT and business process outsourcing and offshoring, systems development and integration, software and hardware procurement and support, cloud computing and “As a Service” arrangements, innovation projects, alliance contracting, telecommunications facilities access and network rollout agreements.
Lesley is also often involved in corporate transactions, advising on the related technology separation and transition arrangements.
Her practice has a regulatory component including media and telecommunications regulatory advice, privacy, big data and cybersecurity advice and advice on blockchain, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
Lesley is a leader in pro bono having been a member of the non-profit board of another law firm for nearly 10 years. She regularly acts for clients on a pro bono basis, particularly non-profits providing services to indigenous communities. Lesley also volunteers with a non-profit organisation in her personal capacity.
Awards and Recognition
Recognised as a Notable practitioner - Financial and Corporate, Corporate and M+A, and Infrastructure
Ranked in Band #4 in TMT: Information Technology
Finalist – Government Partner of the Year
Recognised as a Recommended Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer (NSW)
Recognised in Information Technology Law and Outsourcing Law
Lesley is "well known" by market sources as a "very competent practitioner".
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