Guidance Notes, Application Form, Eligibility Document, Schedule of Charges and list of panel members of the SCLA Scheme
Key details of the Scheme:
A three-month procedure for “technology” disputes – meaning any dispute arising from a contract for the provision of tech-related goods and services including software development contracts, outsourcing arrangements, systems integration contracts, IT consultancy contracts, software licensing agreements, blockchain/smart contracts and cloud computing contracts.
No restriction on the size or scope of tech disputes that may be referred.
A pre-selected panel of adjudicators (set up and maintained by SCL) from which an adjudicator may be chosen for individual adjudications.
SCLA Scheme Panel:
Zoe O'Sullivan QC, Serle Court
Clive Freedman, 3VB
Professor Robin Callender Smith, QMUL
Simon Henderson, 4 Pump Court
Michael Silverleaf QC, 11 South Square
Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP
Michael Bywell, Partner, Hausfeld & Co LLP
Peter Susman QC, Henderson Chambers
Members of the adjudication panel are tech law professionals with considerable experience of both technology and dispute resolution matters. Applications are assessed to ensure candidates meet the required eligibility standards and appointment is then approved by members of the SCL Board of Trustees. The SCL adjudication panel is subject to regular review.
Schedule of Charges
The scheme is the result of considerable work by a small and dedicated group of SCL members over the past two years, growing out of the SCL Better Contracts Initiative. The scheme was launched on 15 October 2019 in London.
Presentation slides from the launch event - 15 October 2019
The Drafting Committee:
Michael Bywell, Hausfeld & Co LLP
Matthew Lavy, 4 Pump Court
Michael Lazarus, 3VB
David McIlwaine, Pinsent Masons
Administration of the SCLA scheme:
The SCLA scheme is fully supported by the team at SCL HQ.
SCL's secretariat function includes:
Please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding all matters relating to this scheme.
Watch the SCLA Mock Adjudication event with Q&A
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