Exclusion and Limitation Clauses Master Class - Thursday 18 April 2013, London

When: 18/04/2013
Code: HW/SFCL21

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Hosted and sponsored by RPC

Jeremy Drew
, Partner and Head of the IP, Technology and Outsourcing Group, RPC

Alex Charlton QC
, 4 Pump Court
Martyn Naylor, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

When it all goes horribly wrong how confident can you be that your contractual exclusion and limitation of liability clauses will hold good? Alex Charlton QC and Martyn Naylor will revisit the basics, review the relevant cases and reveal all there is to know about the pitfalls and problems that may arise.

The aim of the master class is to refresh and invigorate the minds of those lawyers who draft such clauses, to guide and explain to those who litigate and to educate those clients who are may find themselves in the firing line. The discussion will focus in particular on exclusion and limitation of liability clauses in the context of IT and outsourcing contracts and the types of loss and damage claimed by the customer.

Jeremy Drew
is a Partner and Head of the IP, Technology and Outsourcing Group.

He has extensive experience of both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology matters. Core work areas include trade marks, passing-off, copyright, design rights, patents and technology. Much of the practice has an international flavour.

Clients include household names in many industry sectors including retail, fashion, media, sport, technology, publishing and insurance.

Jeremy is the co-author of an overview of UK copyright, Getting the Deal Through – Copyright 2011 which provides country by country analysis, with chapters provided by leading IP practices in key jurisdictions. Jeremy and David Cran have written a chapter which provides an overview of UK copyright (for both specialists and non-specialists).

Speakers' details
Alex Charlton QC is a barrister at 4 Pump Court specialising in computer, software, telecoms and related intellectual property cases. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008, he has spent most of his professional life litigating and resolving technology disputes. He has enormous experience in the interpretation of contractual limitation and exclusion clauses. He was part of the successful team in BSkyB v EDS. He is a contributing editor to LLP Professional Negligence and Liability (Computer Consultants) and a regular contributor to the Society for Computers and Law magazine

Martyn Naylor is a barrister at 4 Pump Court with experience in a wide range of commercial disputes, particularly in the fields of IT, insurance and construction. He has recently been instructed in a high value telecommunications dispute involving the interpretation and application of a variety of contractual limitation and exclusion clauses.

Administration notes:
The cost of attendance at this event is £90 + VAT (£108) for SCL members, £140 + VAT (£168) for non-members and £15 + VAT (£18) for students and SCL academic members. VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates..  VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates. 

If you wish to attend this event please book online or email [email protected] 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 event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of the event, whichever is the earlier.

Students and SCL academic members please note that you cannot book online.  To reserve your place and request an invoice please email [email protected]

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 www.scl.org, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £115.00.  If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Priti Magudia, Tel: 0117 9237393, Email:  [email protected]

CPD: Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme, ILEX's CPD scheme and the Barristers' New and Established Practitioner Programmes this event is accredited with 2 hours CPD.

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 (nor refunds made) unless received in the Society's offices in Bristol at least seven days before the date of the 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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