SCL Foundations of IT Law - Module 5 "Negotiating IT Contracts" - Monday 18 June 2018, London

When: 18/06/2018

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Non-member: £192.00
Professional member: £108.00

Please note that this event has been rescheduled and is now taking place on Monday 18 June 2018.

Date: Monday 18 June 2018
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm (Registration from 3.30 pm)
Venue: The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN Map

Chloe Forster, Legal Director, DLA Piper
Roxanne Chow, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
Peter Elliott, Associate, DLA Piper
Sophie Levett, Associate, DLA Piper

Module 5 - Negotiating IT Contracts
Previous Foundations of IT Law modules have looked at some of the key features of IT contracts, as well as the underlying legal concepts. However, life at the sharp end also involves negotiating contracts in this area. Successful negotiation is both a legal and a broader commercial skill. Unsuccessful negotiation risks problems arising for one or both parties in the future. 

In this module, the speakers will examine a number of facets of negotiating an IT contract, including:

•    The importance of preparation, from assembling the right team to identifying the key background information

•    The lawyer's role in negotiation

•    Future-proofing the contract

•    The risks of proceeding without a fully negotiated agreement, and potential solutions.

•    Specific areas of concern, including negotiating liability and indemnities 

Drawing on their practical experience and examples, the speakers hope to encourage audience engagement and debate on what are often emotive issues.

The SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of everything a practising IT lawyer should know.

The aim of the SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme series is to provide a foundation for lawyers who are qualified practitioners (2- 5 years PQE) who have decided that they want to specialise as IT lawyers. 

Administration notes:
The cost of attending each module is £90 + VAT (£108) for SCL members, £160 + VAT (£192) for non-members and £15 + VAT (£18) for students and academics in full-time education, unemployed members or those experiencing financial hardship.

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
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SCL Accreditation for SCL Lawyer Members
Attendance at these events will count towards the SCL Accreditation Scheme. Under the scheme you will have the opportunity to become an accredited member of the Society, marking you out as true specialist practitioner in IT law.  Please note that completion of the SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme alone will not be sufficient to qualify as an accredited SCL member. Find more details about the Accreditation Scheme here

: See SCL & CPD changes explained

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 £130.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact : Sarah Forster, Tel: 0117 9041242, Email:

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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