"IT for the Courts: Creating a Digital Future" - Lord Chief Justice to give the SCL Annual Lecture - Tuesday 20 May 2014, London

When: 20/05/2014

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SCL is delighted to announce that The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd will give this year's Annual Lecture

Margaret Tofalides, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
Professor Richard Susskind OBE, President, SCL

Vote of thanks:
Clive Freedman, Barrister, 3VB

Attendance at the lecture is free for SCL members.  Book now by emailing maddie.southorn@scl.org

The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Lord Thomas was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read law, after which he became a Commonwealth Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.   He was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1969 and became a Bencher at the Inn in 1992.   He practiced at the Commercial Bar in London from 1971 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1984.  He was an Inspector into the affairs of Mirror Group Newspapers plc when that company was owned by the late Mr Robert Maxwell.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 1996 and was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division and to the Commercial Court.  From 1998-2001 he was one of the Presiding Judges of the Wales and Chester Circuit.   He was Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court in London from April 2002 to July 2003, when he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal.  He has been a member of the Judges' Council since 2002.  He was the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 2003 to 2006.  From 2008 to October 2011 he was Vice-President of the Queen's Bench Division and President of the Queen's Bench Division from October 2011 to October 2013.   He was President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from May 2008 to December 2010.  He has been Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since October 2013

He is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Universities of Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Swansea and Bangor and an Honorary Doctor of Law of the Universities of South Wales, the West of England and Wales.

He is Vice-President of ARIAS (UK), Past President of the British Insurance Law Association and a Vice-President of the British Maritime Law Association.  He is Co-Chairman of the Trustees of the International Law Book Facility.

Administration notes:
Attendance at the annual lecture is free of charge for SCL members and £70 + VAT (£84) for non-members.  If you wish to attend the lecture please email maddie.southorn@scl.org to book your place and request an invoice if necessary.

Non-members: Join SCL now, attend the annual lecture free of charge and enjoy all the additional benefits of SCL membership.  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 £120. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 904 1242 or Email: priti.magudia@scl.org

CPD: Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme and the Barristers' New and Established Practitioner Programmes this meeting is accredited with 1 hour of CPD.

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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