SCL Annual Tech Disputes Masterclass – Wednesday 22 March 2023 (In person and online)

When: 22/03/2023

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Non-member: £300.00
Professional member: £150.00

Including a case law development update, sessions focusing on issues arising from the use of emerging technologies and a practical session on when and how to engage with technology on contentious projects. This event will take place in person, online and will be recorded.

SCL Tech Disputes Masterclass – Wednesday 22 March 2023, London

Hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and organised by the SCL's IT Disputes and London Groups.

When: 22 March 2023 – 1.30 pm – 5:30 pm (Registration from 1 pm) with refreshments and networking to follow
 1.30 pm – 5:30 pm (Registration from 1 pm)
 Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU. Map. This event will take place in person, and online and will be recorded.
: £125 + VAT (£150) for SCL members and £250 + VAT (£300) for non-members

This year's annual SCL Tech Disputes Masterclass includes a traditional case law development update, led by 4 Pump Court and FTI Consulting, which will be followed by a number of sessions focusing on issues arising from the use of emerging technologies. There will also be a practical session from Everlaw (cloud-based eDiscovery experts) on when and how to engage with technology on contentious projects.

Andrew Parsons, Partner, WBD UK 

Laura Wright, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
David Eastwood, Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting
Rebecca Keating, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Katie Simmonds, Managing Associate, WBD UK
Zoe O'Sullivan KC, Serle Court 
Jon Smart, Partner, Shoosmiths
Ted Claypoole, Partner, WBD US
Nicole Hazaz, Manager, UK Customer Success, Everlaw
Gareth Jones, Account Executive, Everlaw
Lee Gluyas, Partner, CMS
Gideon Shirazi, Barrister, 4 Pump Court 
Sara Ibrahim
Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers


  • Case law development update – Laura Wright and David Eastwood
  • Issues relating to the use of AI – Rebecca Keating and Katie Simmonds
  • Crypto disputes – Zoe O'Sullivan KC
  • Mobility, IoT Tech – Jon Smart
  • Dark Patterns from a US angle – Ted Claypoole
  • When and how to engage with tech on contentious projects – Nicole Hazaz and Gareth Jones
  • 'Trends in arbitration of technology disputes' – Lee Gluyas and Gideon Shirazi
  • 'The Equality Act and AI'- Sara Ibrahim

Administration notes:

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the venue, content or timing of an event or to substitute speakers. The safety and well-being of our delegates are paramount and therefore in-person events may be converted to online events due to government restrictions or travel disruption.

: The cost of attendance at this event in-person is £125 + VAT (£150) for SCL members and £250 + VAT (£300) for non-members. Bookings can be made online or you can email to make your booking and request an invoice. VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates. Please note that this event is available to attend in-person and remotely.

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 or prior to the date of this event whichever is earlier.

: Any organisation that purchases 3 places at the member rate at the same time is entitled to a 4th place for an SCL member free of charge. 5th and any subsequent member bookings made after that will be half-price. This offer is open to SCL members only and is not available online - please email to make a block booking and take advantage of this offer.

Concessionary places are available on request. To apply for a concessionary place please email 

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Substitute delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance ( or 07948 517049) and pay the appropriate registration fee.

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