SSCL event: IT Contract Update - Thursday 15 March 2018, Edinburgh

When: 15/03/2018

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A meeting of the Scottish SCL

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Time: 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm (Registration from 5.00 pm)
Venue: Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA Map
CPD: 1 hour 15 (for Scottish Solicitors and Advocates) 

Richard Stephens,
Principal, LORS

With the focus on GDPR, Brexit and justice reforms, it would be easy to miss important changes to contract law that should colour your approach to negotiation and drafting. In fact, it’s inevitable that you will miss things because there are so many judgments in the courts and so many other changes, keeping track is well-nigh impossible at the best of times but, well, 2017! Even the best directed keyword searches and electronic alerts will leave you deluged in dross. What you really need is someone who can spot the gold amid the dross and free the nuggets from rocks in the deepest mines so that you can dazzle your clients with gilded advice.

When it comes to IT contract law, Richard Stephens is gold prospector, miner and analyst rolled into one. His capacity to spot the important changes and his renowned ability to communicate the golden truths in a crisp and surprisingly entertaining fashion has meant that his Annual IT Contracts Updates are always unmissable. 

Richard will be reviewing judgments and distilling lessons from them, spotting cases that might well affect your clients and your contracts, even though the subject-matter may be far removed from tech law, and using his unrivalled experience of working on IT contracts to suggest methods of coping with any changes. 

This event is free to attend and open to all. To book a place please e-mail to

Speaker's Details:
Richard Stephens
is a very well-known lawyer, having worked for 30 years in the IT Law area, advising both market leaders and SME's on a wide variety of commercial transactions, re-negotiations and disputes, crossing many fields, including major procurements, outsourcing and Intellectual Property. 

Richard is recognised as one of the leaders in the IT Legal scene, being listed as such in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. His work for the industry is also noted, he is a past Chair of SCL and is an SCL Fellow. Richard is also Chair of the Legal Affairs Group at Intellect and has been a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences. 

Richard is also known in the area of IT disputes, where he also works as an independent mediator and arbitrator (he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators). 

Administration Notes
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