Kevin Manship

Senior Commercial Solicitor

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Kevin joined the commercial team at Harper James in 2022 and brings over 20 years’ experience working in private practice on a range of commercial matters.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2000, he worked at top 50 law firm Blake Morgan for the majority of his career. Over the years he has undertaken several client secondments, being embedded as an in-house legal resource into multi-disciplinary teams involved in the procurement of large-scale IT, technology and infrastructure projects.

Clients have praised Kevin for his ability to remain calm under pressure, the quality and commerciality of his advice and his ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Kevin drafts and advises on a wide range of commercial contracts, including general agreements for the supply of goods or services, standard terms and conditions of business, general IT and technology agreements, software licensing agreements, agency and distributor agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Kevin has particular expertise in:

  • Advising customers and suppliers on the procurement, negotiation, implementation, operation and management of large-scale IT, technology, telecoms and infrastructure projects (including master service and framework agreements).
  • Drafting and / or advising on a range of general contracts relating to IT / technology, including the provision of managed IT services, website terms and conditions, software as a service and cloud services, software licensing (including advising on audit procedures), the use of data centres and the provision of bespoke IT or technology services or systems.
  • Drafting and advising on a range of commercial contracts for the supply of goods, services and medicines to the NHS.
  • Advising principals and agents on all aspects of commercial agency law across the whole life cycle of an agency contract, including the negotiation and drafting of agency contracts, dealing with any in-life variations that might need to be made, advising on rights and obligations under the agency contract and the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (where applicable) and dealing with issues and claims arising from the termination of agency contracts.

Outside of work Kevin enjoys watching football and rugby, the cinema and going for long walks with the family and two crazy beagles.


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