SSCL event: IT Contracts Update with Richard Stephens - Thursday 28 March 2019, Edinburgh

When: 28/03/2019

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A meeting of the Scottish SCL - free to attend and open to all

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019
Time: 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm (Registration from 5.00 pm, drinks reception from 6.45 pm) 
Venue: Brodies, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA. Map
1 hour 15 minutes (for Scottish Solicitors and Advocates) 

Richard Stephens
, Principal, LORS

With so much going on, it is hard to keep up to date - with any area of practice, let alone just contract law. But contract law lies at the heart of what most lawyers do in practice, and it does change from year to year, and we all need to know what those changes are. In fact, without a lecture like Richard Stephens' annual update, 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. 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 does all the heavy lifting for you. 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 update is an unmissable occasion.

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.

Attendance at this meeting is free of charge and open to all. Please email to book a place

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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