Mr Justice Akenhead - "Technology and Dispute Resolution”- 16 January 2013, London

When: 16/01/2013

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An SCL IT Disputes Group event

This event is hosted and sponsored by SNR Denton UK LLP
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Mr Justice Akenhead
, Judge in Charge, Technology and Construction Court

Chaired by:
John Linneker
, Partner, SNR Denton UK LLP

Judges and Technology: Friends and Foes
E-disclosure, case management, the diverse nature of electronic evidence, e-filing and even the overwhelming number of available cases – the impact of technology on the role of the modern judge is enormous.

SCL is delighted that Sir Robert Akenhead, the judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court, has agreed to speak about the burdens and benefits that he finds flow from technology. Given his unique perspective, Sir Robert will have many interesting insights on the perils of inadequate (and overly detailed) e-disclosure, the role of technology in effective case management and best practice in technical disputes more generally.

This talk offers you and your colleagues a great opportunity to gain an insight into judicial thinking and the requirements of the TCC.

Mr Justice Akenhead
Sir Robert Akenhead was called to the Bar in 1972 and practiced from what is now Atkin Chambers from 1973 until 2007. He was made a QC in 1989 and was a recorder from 1991. In 2007 he was made a High Court Judge sitting in the Queen's Bench Division and in particular in the TCC. Since September 2010, he has been the judge in charge of the TCC

His practice as a barrister was almost exclusively in construction and engineering  and he was involved in numerous cases in the Official Referees' Court, now the TCC, as well as in arbitration. His work took him all over the world to places such as Hong Kong, Singapore and many parts of Europe with the most memorable trips being too Fiji, Australia, South Africa, Indonesia and the West Indies.

He is the author of several books, Site Investigation and the Law and Technology and Construction Court Practice and Procedure as well as being, since 1999, a joint editor of the Building Law Reports.

John Linneker
is a partner at SNR Denton and specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on contentious work. His practice covers all IP disciplines, including patent, trademarks and passing off, copyright, industrial designs, confidential information, IT disputes, publishing, media disputes and advertising. John also has a prominent defamation practice and a particular expertise in domain name and "cybersquatting" disputes.

John has been highly rated as an intellectual property lawyer for many years in Legal 500 and Chambers guides to the legal profession.  John graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1981 and holds an IP Diploma from London University. He currently lectures to post graduate IP students at Oxford University."

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