SCL Junior Lawyers' Group: Limitation Clauses Workshop - Monday 11 April, London

When: 11/04/2016

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Hosted & sponsored by Kemp Little LLP

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Chris Hill, Partner, Kemp Little LLP
Gideon Shirazi, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Michael Butterworth, Associate Solicitor, Kemp Little LLP

SCL Junior Lawyers' Group: Limitation Clauses Workshop
Limitation and exclusion of liability clauses are found in almost all written contracts. This workshop, aimed at junior IT lawyers, will provide an opportunity to explore the recent case law on these common clauses and to participate in negotiation over a number of detailed clauses.
This event will be split into two parts. In the first half, Gideon Shirazi will give a summary of the principles underlying limitation and exclusion clauses, including the impact of recent trends in interpreting contracts and the application of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. Chris Hill will then discuss how this works in practice when drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
In the second half, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge and negotiation skills by giving instructions to Chris, Gideon and Michael, who will run a mock negotiation between customers and suppliers over the structure and wording of exclusion and limitation clauses in a number of commercial scenarios.

As this event will be run as an interactive workshop, there are limited places available.
We anticipate that this event will be very popular and we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Speakers' Details:
Gideon Shirazi is a barrister at 4 Pump Court with particular experience in technology and telecoms disputes. He has acted on a number of multi-million pound disputes involving major outsourcing agreements that have gone wrong in both an IT and more general commercial context, as well as a range of software development, licensing, trade secrets and other contractual disputes.

Chris Hill is a partner in the Commercial Technology team at Kemp Little, and has a wide range of experience advising both customers and suppliers of all sizes and stages of development on deals in the technology sector, and numerous other sectors that rely on technology. He has particular experience in the financial and professional services sectors (including fintech) and in licensing transactions around software and data that are core to many clients' businesses.

Michael Butterworth is an associate in the Commercial Technology team at Kemp Little with broad experience drafting and negotiating IT and outsourcing agreements, advising clients in a wide range of industry sectors.

Administration notes:
The cost of attending this event is £90 + VAT (£108) for SCL members, £160 + VAT (£192) for non-members and £15 + VAT (£18) for students and SCL academic and unemployed members.

If you wish to attend this event 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 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 and unemployed members please note that you cannot book online. To reserve your place and request an invoice please email

Non-members wishing to join the Society in order to take advantage of the discounted rate 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 £125.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Maddie Southorn, Tel: 0117 9041242, Email:

CPD: Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme and the Barristers' New and Established Practitioner Programmes this meeting 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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