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Keith Benton

Partner and Head of Commercial and IP Team

He advises clients in a number of sectors particularly the manufacturing, food and charity sectors.

Keith likes to works closely with clients to understand their business so that he can better assist them to achieve their commercial objectives. He will always keep those objectives at the forefront of his advice and will provide pragmatic solutions to legal problems.

  • No matter what the request, Keith provides clear guidance that is presented in a way that can be easily understood, regardless of complexity. Keith’s knowledge of the organisation, commercial and charitable sector allows him to highlight risks and issues, whilst taking a pragmatic approach to resolution. As you would expect from a lawyer of his standing, Keith is knowledgeable, professional and responsive, but he is also interested and works with great passion and enthusiasm.

    Cheryl Ward, Chief Executive Claire Locker, Group Finance Director Family Fund Trust
  • Keith is my point of contact for commercial and corporate advice for AAK. He has always been extremely pragmatic and commercial when asked for advice on legal matters. He is able to explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner that enables myself and my colleagues to come to the best decision for AAK. He is always quick to respond and genuinely strives to protect AAKs interests in legal matters. He is a trusted partner to AAK

    Damian Taylor, Finance Director AAK International


Following a spell in Birmingham and Chester to complete his Law Degree and professional exams, Keith joined Rollits as an Articled Clerk in 1989 and subsequently qualified two years later as a solicitor specialising in commercial and IP work. He has worked as an in-house solicitor for a major PLC and has been a Partner in Rollits since 1999.


His commercial practice includes agency, distribution, supply and contract manufacture arrangements, often involving an overseas dimension. He has considerable experience advising on trade mark, design, patent and copyright matters and technology agreements.

Keith is recognised in the UK Legal 500 for his work in the fields of intellectual property and information technology.

Professional memberships & accreditations

  • Member of the Charity Law Association.