SCL Event: "Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: the current criminal law and the need for reform" - Tuesday 16 April 2019, London

When: 16/04/2019

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Organised by the SCL Junior Lawyers' Group - open to all

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2019
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm (Registration from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG. Map

Welcome and Chair:
Shayhan Patelmaster, Senior, Digital and Privacy Law, EY

Professor David Ormerod QC, Deputy High Court Judge for England and Wales, Chair in Criminal Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, Criminal Law Commissioner for England and Wales

Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: the current criminal law and the need for reform

Professor David Ormerod QC, Criminal Law Commissioner for England and Wales, presents the key findings of the Law Commission’s Scoping Report on online communications and sets out the recommendations for future work.

Speaker's Details:
Professor David Ormerod QC 
was appointed Law Commissioner for criminal law with effect from 1 September 2010. His re-appointment for a further period of five years, to run from 1 September 2015, was announced by the Lord Chancellor on 27 March 2015. Professor Ormerod is Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London and a practising barrister and bencher at Middle Temple.

Administration notes:

The cost of attendance at this meeting is £35 + VAT (£42) for SCL members and £70 + VAT (£84) for non-members. Please book online or email to make your booking and request an invoice.

Concessionary places are available for students and academics in full-time education, unemployed members or those experiencing financial hardship at £10 + VAT. To apply for a concessionary place please email

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Fees can be paid by cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law"), Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is the earlier.

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, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £135.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 904 1242 or Email:

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It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the venue, content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

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