SCL Annual Conference 2017 - “Real Business Issues for Tech Lawyers” - Thursday 8 June 2017, London

When: 08/06/2017

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Non-member: £600.00
Professional member: £420.00

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Essential training from only £350 + VAT

Date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London Map


Essential training from only £350 + VAT
£350 + VAT (£420) for SCL and IFCLA members
£500 + VAT (£600) for non-members

The SCL Conference dinner is sponsored by Irwin Mitchell LLP
The SCL Pre-dinner Drinks Reception is sponsored by Peter Brown & Associates

This year’s theme will be “Real Business Issues for Tech Lawyers” and as ever the Conference will gather thought leaders from across the IT law community to inform you of the latest developments.

SCL Conferences always offer great value and provide unrivalled networking opportunities. The 2017 Conference will do all that and more - bookings are now being taken.

Conference Chairs:
Mark O'Conor, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP, SCL Chair
Anna Cook, Partner, Bristows LLP

Closing Keynote to be given by 
Dr Andrea M MatwyshynProfessor of Law/ Professor of Computer Science (by courtesy), Northeastern University; Visiting Research Collaborator, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University; Affiliate Scholar, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School; US-UK Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar 2016-2017

Speakers to include:
Chris Cook, Policy Editor, Newsnight
Sally Hughes, COO, IACCM
Andrew Hooles, Legal & Commercial Director - GBD, Fujitsu Services Limited
Andrew Jacobs, Head of Legal, BT
Alistair Maughan, Partner, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
Iain Monaghan, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
Sacha Wilson, Senior Associate, Bristows LLP

The Conference is taking place at 10.00 - 17.00 on Thursday 8 June 2017. 

We will be returning to the IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology), Londonscene of the excellent IFCLA Conference 2016.

What’s being covered?
The full programme is still being finalised but sessions already confirmed include 

  • Better Contracts
  • Data Protection
  • Ad Tech

Why attend?
The Conference is a rare chance to hone your understanding of some of the critical legal and regulatory challenges that IT developments are posing in the real business world. Debate and discussion among the knowledgeable audience will also add deep, unexpected insights to the day’s presentations.

If IT law is your specialism attendance will go a long way to ensuring that you meet your core competence and CPD training objectives for the year.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Lawyers (in private practice and in-house)
  • IT Law academics and students
  • Tech sector professionals & managers who need to understand the regulatory environment
  • Anyone interested in global IT law

Who you can expect to meet at the Conference
150+ delegates and speakers from the IT law and IT communities including

  • Solicitors, barristers & in-house counsel  at all levels of seniority
  • Academics and postgraduates from leading institutions 
  • Technologists, consultants and senior managers from the wider IT sector

Global firms and organisations represented:
Bird & Bird
CMS Cameron McKenna
Hunton & Williams
Ministry of Justice UK
Bank of Canada
Herbert Smith Freehills
Thomson Reuters
McCann Fitzgerald
William Fry
International Airlines Group
Kemp Little
King's College London
Royal Bank of Scotland
European Commissio
Rajah & Tann Singapore
IT Group UK Limited
Danders and More
Irwin Mitchell
Burges Salmon  

Networking and social opportunities
The Conference programme deliberately provides plenty of time to interact with peers during lunch, refreshments, at the drinks reception and during the Conference dinner, all of which is included with your Conference ticket. Discuss the critical issues with fellow delegates, speakers and panellists with the benefit that the new competence CPD regime allows this high-level engagement to count towards your ongoing education.

Conference Details
All sessions will be held the Kelvin Lecture Theatre.
There will be a drinks reception on the Johnson Roof Terrace followed by dinner in the Riverside Room.

 Booking fees include:

  • Attendance at the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Attendance at the drinks reception and Conference Dinner on Thursday 8 June 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities
We have some exciting sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Conference. Sponsoring this flagship event is a great way of raising your firm's profile and helping support SCL's charitable aims and objectives. Read full details of the various packages available at our Sponsorship page.

Sponsorship of this Conference is open to all and will not only show support for this important SCL event, but will also subsidise concessionary rates at this event for academics and students and will help to continue the work of SCL in 2017 and beyond.  For further information please visit our Sponsorship page or email SCL Communications Manager Maddie Southorn at [email protected]

Enquiries:  Sarah Forster, SCL, 338 Wells Road, Bristol, BS4 2QL, UK.  Tel:  +44 (0) 117 904 1242  Email: [email protected]

Conference fees:
The cost of attending the SCL Annual Conference on 8 June 2017 will be £350 + VAT (£420) for SCL and IFCLA members and £500 + VAT (£600) for non-members.

Concessionary rates for academics, students, the unemployed and those experiencing financial hardship are available upon application.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How to book:  If you wish to attend this event please book online or email [email protected] and request an invoice. 

Fees can be paid by credit card, bank transfer or cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law" please).  All invoices for attendance at this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the conference. 

CPD: See SCL & CPD changes explained

SCL Membership: (Valid for 12 months from date paid): £125.00.  NB: Non-members who join SCL at the same time as applying to attend the Annual Conference are entitled to attend the Conference at the members' rate. Membership of SCL includes full access to the content of this website, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events.  If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Sarah Forster, Tel: 0117 904 1242, Email: [email protected]

Booking terms and conditions for the SCL Annual Conference 2017: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee. Cancellations will only be accepted and refunds made in respect of written cancellations received in Bristol by 09.00 hours on Monday 22 May 2017.  An administration fee of £65.00 + VAT will be charged for all cancellations.

Substitute delegates: If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that they pay the appropriate registration fee.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

Society for Computers and Law  A company limited by guarantee 1133537  Registered Charity No. 266331  VAT Registration No. 115 4840 85  Registered in England and Wales  Registered office: 338 Wells Road, Bristol, BS4 2QL.


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