About SCL

The Society for Computers and Law is the leading educational charity for the tech law community, with a UK-wide vision and global significance.

Our mission is to inform and educate legal and technology professionals, academics, students and the wider audience on the impact of IT on law and legal practice. SCL works to promote ideals of best practice, thought leadership, and the fostering of a global tech law community.

SCL Leadership

SCL is privileged to have a dedicated team guiding the Society to success. Our leadership is committed to advancing the SCL’s mission, ensuring its continued growth, and guiding the legal profession into a tech-savvy future. These individuals help to shape the SCL’s strategic direction, provide invaluable insights into the dynamic world of computers and law and are recognised experts and thought-leaders in this sector.

Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon)

SCL President

Mark O’Conor

SCL Vice President, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP

Patricia Shaw

SCL Chair, CEO, Beyond Reach

Sue McLean

SCL Vice Chair, Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP

Caroline Gould

Chief Executive Officer

SCL Trustees

SCL is a registered educational charity and is also a company limited by guarantee, and therefore SCL Trustees are Directors of the charity and members of the SCL Board. Being an SCL trustee is rewarding and enjoyable and is a great way to be more involved in the SCL community. The SCL trustees are passionate about tech law and want to help SCL evolve and improve in this exciting and rapidly changing area of law.


Dr Fernando Barrio

Senior Lecturer in Business Law and Director of International Engagement, QMUL

Toby Crick

Partner, Bristows LLP

Andy Crystal

Corporate Counsel, EMEA, Amazon Web Services

Matthew Lavy KC

Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Mark Lumley

Consultant, Freeths

Anne Rose

Managing Associate and co-lead of the Blockchain Group, Mishcon de Reya

Dr Katia Ramo

Of Counsel, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro

Minesh Tanna

Partner and Global AI Lead, Simmons & Simmons

Shelley Thomas

Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Bank of America

SCL Advisory Board

The purpose of the SCL Advisory Board is to provide advice to the Board of Trustees of the Society on any matter as requested by the Trustees. Also, to discuss developments related to the Society’s mission (to inform and educate legal and technology professionals, academics and students and the wider audience on the impact of IT on law and legal practice through the promotion of best practice, thought leadership, and the fostering of a global tech law community) and advise the Society (including in writing) on relevant trends, themes and emerging issues. The Advisory Board is made up of a non-fixed number of members of the Society.


Chris James

SCL Advisory Board Chair

Professor Richard Ashcroft

Executive Dean, City Law School, City. University of London

Richard Barnett

General Counsel, The National Gallery

Susan Barty

Technology Lawyer

Bill Blackburn

Principal Consultant, Process Renewal Group

Carolyn Burbridge

Partner, William Grace

David Chaplin

SCL Editor

Lorraine Chimbga

Junior Product Counsel, Zing

Anna Cook

Partner, Bristows

Dr Sam De Silva

Partner, CMS UK

Caroline Gould

SCL Chief Executive

Dr Kuan Hon

Of Counsel, Dentons

Peter Hunn

Lawyer, Legal Technologist

Marina Jirotka

Professor of Human Centred Computing, Oxford University

Natalie Kane

Curator of Digital Design, Victoria and Albert Museum

Professor Chris Marsden

Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Technology, and the Law at Monash University, Australia

Martin Sloan

Partner, Brodies

Maddie Southorn

SCL Relationships and Communications Manager

Professor Karen Yeung

Birmingham Law School, School of Computer Science

SCL Groups

Our groups represent topics and regions within the tech law sector and are a great way to engage with SCL and raise your profile.

The committees organise events for SCL in their chosen subject area throughout the year and work with SCL HQ to highlight issues or suggest initiatives that relate to the topic they represent. They also act as ambassadors who help spread the word about the Society and its work.

SCL Group events are generally open to all and are of interest and relevance across sectors.

All SCL members receive updates on our Groups and their activities via our mailing list.

If you would like to join a committee or have an idea for a topic currently not represented, please get in touch hello@scl.org


SCL Management Team

For general enquiries please email us at hello@scl.org. We always love to hear from you, but please be aware that SCL receives many enquiries every day and that it may not always be possible for the SCL Team to respond immediately. Unless urgent, we aim to respond to all queries within 5 working days.


Caroline Gould

Chief Executive Officer

Maddie Southorn

Relationships and Communications Manager

Sarah Forster

Finance and Membership Accounts Manager

Emily Nicholas

Events Manager

Cat Gould

Digital Content Manager

David Chaplin

Editor: Computers & Law

Simon Forrester

Webinar Developer