SCL webinar: Lloyd v Google – where does the justice lie? - Thursday 24 June 2021 @ 12 pm

When: 24/06/2021

You need to register with us or sign in to your existing account in order to book an event unless the event is free of charge. Please follow the booking instructions below.

Non-member: £84.00
Professional member: £42.00

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021 
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm 
Venue: Online event - joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.

Michael Bywell,
Partner, Hausfeld & Co LLP

Sarah Abram
, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
Gerry Facenna QC, Monckton Chambers
Lesley Hannah, Partner, Hausfeld & Co LLP
Tim Brown, Counsel, Hausfeld & Co LLP

About the event:
Speakers will reflect on the recent Supreme Court hearing in Lloyd v Google and the key issues arising, namely: 

  • Policy and the relevance of Lloyd v Google to data subjects in England & Wales
  • Loss of control and user damages
  • Suitability of CPR 19.6 for data breach cases and the court’s case management powers
  • The relevance of Lloyd v Google to the conclusions reached in the DCMS Policy Paper and Review of Representative Action Provisions, Section 189 DPA 2018
  • A regulatory perspective: the relevance of Lloyd v Google to the ICO
  • Where does the justice lie?

The speaker panel session of this event will be recorded for those unable to attend on the day.

Chairs’ Details:
Michael Bywell
is a partner at Hausfeld & Co. LLP. He is best known for his work in the technology and data breach areas. Michael is an SCL member and panel adjudicator for the SCL Adjudication Scheme which launched in 2019.

Speakers’ Details: 
Sarah Abram
is a senior junior barrister at Brick Court Chambers specialising in competition/EU and data breach law. Described in the directories as a “future star silk”, she is currently acting in representative data breach actions involving proposed classes of around 8 million UK consumers in total.  

Gerry Facenna QC is a barrister at Monckton Chambers. Gerry is recognised as one of the leading barristers in data protection, privacy and information rights law. He has been involved in a number of landmark cases in the Upper Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court, which have shaped EU and UK data protection and information laws. He has appeared in around fifty cases before the specialist information rights tribunal and regularly acts for the Information Commissioner, for public bodies and for individual data subjects or corporate information requesters. 

Lesley Hannah is a partner at Hausfeld & Co. LLP. A qualified solicitor-advocate, Lesley focuses on - often complex and cross-border - competition damages litigation and data breach cases. Lesley has extensive experience in managing multi-party claims and litigating against multiple defendants. She possesses considerable litigation experience in both the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the English High Court. Besides her expertise in dealing with follow on competition damages, she also manages abuse of dominance disputes, often against global corporates including tech giants.

Tim Brown is Counsel at Hausfeld & Co. LLP. Tim specialises in data and competition litigation. Tim has acted for and against multinational companies located in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, in disputes arising from cartels in the automotive, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail and technology sectors. He manages all forms of group and individual action in both the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal, including the CAT’s class action regime, alongside other major antitrust jurisdictions. As an English qualified barrister, Tim has over 15 years’ experience of commercial law, procedure and advocacy in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and a range of other courts and specialist tribunals.

Administration notes:
The cost of attendance at this meeting is £35 + VAT (£42) for SCL members and £70 + VAT (£84) for non-members. Please book online or email to make your booking and request an invoice. Joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event.

Free places for students in full-time education and those on a low income are available on request. To apply for a concessionary place please email 

VAT invoices will be issued to fee paying delegates.

Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

Please note the booking terms and conditions which apply to all SCL events: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the webinar fee. As this event will be recorded - cancellations will not be accepted.

Non-members wishing to join the Society are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £145.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 904 1242 or Email: 

Free membership for trainee lawyers and UK students: SCL provides free membership for trainee lawyers until qualification and for UK students in full-time education with a valid email address. Student members are eligible to attend SCL events at concessionary rates where a fee is applicable. Trainee members are entitled to attend SCL events at the standard members' rate (the concessionary rate for UK students in full-time education does not apply). Trainees and UK students in full-time education can apply to join SCL for free by emailing

Support the work of SCL and our student schemes by giving a small donation and buy SCL a coffee

Code of conduct at SCL events
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the event or on Twitter and other online media. 

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the organisers.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

Society for Computers and Law A company limited by guarantee 1133537 Registered Charity No. 266331 VAT Registration No. 115 4840 85 Registered in England and Wales Registered office: Unit 4.5, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH.

Please wait...