SCL Junior Lawyers’ Group Meeting: Technology – inside the black box - London - 25 July

When: 25/07/2011

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James Taylor
, Legal Counsel, Fujitsu

Keynote speaker:
Mark Wilson
, Strategy Consultant, Fujitsu

Panel Session will include:
Matthew Lavy
, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Will your clients be thick or thin? Will your CPUs be virtualised?  How does the handoff from your WAN to your LAN influence service levels and service credits? What are the disaster recovery implications of a dark site?  What does this all mean?!

For those who practice IT law, one of the biggest challenges is to wade out from the safety of legal boilerplate and into the sea of jargon and tech-speak.   

This event will lift the lid on the technology that drives many typical IT contracts.  By looking at the issues through different lenses (IT consultant, legal advisor, litigator) it will then consider whether lawyers are focusing on the right issues from both a non-contentious and contentious perspective.

Our aim is that attendees come away with a better understanding of the issues that drive IT contracting from a technical perspective. 

If you have a general technology related questions that you wish to be covered at the event please tweet #SCLJUNIOR

The SCL Junior Lawyers' Group is about sharing knowledge, experience and insight into the career of the IT lawyer, and getting to know other junior lawyers within the industry.  

It is intended that the Group be run by and for junior lawyers.  This event has been designed from feedback from our inaugural event in January.

All are welcome: Junior and mid-level Solicitors, Barristers, In-house counsel, Paralegals, Trainees, Law students, and interested senior lawyers too.  There are no set criteria as to PQE, experience or otherwise.

Keynote speaker:
Mark Wilson is a Strategy Consultant at Fujitsu. With more than 16 years' experience of successfully bidding, designing and delivering multi-million pound IT infrastructure projects worldwide, Mark currently leads the UK and Ireland Office of the CTO's thought leadership activities. Mark is also active in social media and won the Individual IT Professional (Male) award in the 2010 Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards. Follow Mark on Twitter @markwilsonit.


Matthew Lavy is a barrister at 4 Pump Court. He acts in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, but specialises in IT and technology-related work. He is regularly instructed on behalf of providers and purchasers of IT systems and software across a variety of industry sectors. He has acted in relation to disputes involving mainstream business systems (from stand-alone applications to large-scale enterprise installations) and highly specialised applications such as broadcasting platforms, banking systems and safety critical software.

Administration notes:
The cost of attendance at this meeting is £25 + VAT (£30) for SCL members and £40 + VAT (£48) for non-members. VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates. 

If you wish to attend this meeting please book online or email and request an invoice. Fees can be paid by cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law" please), Mastercard, Visa, Switch or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date although payment before the date of the meeting would be appreciated.

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 £95.00.

New members who attended, and then joined SCL within 30 days of, the inaugural event of the Junior Lawyers' Group in January 2011 are entitled to attend this event free of charge.  Please contact

If you have any queries about your application for this meeting or SCL membership please contact : Caroline Gould, Tel: 0117 9237393, Email:

CPD: Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme, ILEX's CPD Scheme and the  Barristers' New and Established Practitioner Programmes this meeting is accredited with 1.5 hours.

Booking terms and conditions: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the meeting attendance fee. Cancellations will not be accepted (and refunds made) unless received in the Society's offices in Bristol at least one week before the date of the relevant event or meeting.

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.

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