When: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm (Registration from 5.30 pm)
Venue : Bird & Bird LLP, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP - Map
Chair: Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Speaker: John Yates, Consultant and Commercial Adviser, v-lex
Wendy Lawson-Shanks, Head of Advisory Services, IACCM
Amanda Pilkington, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP
Mark Gordon, Commercial Director, Agilisys
Many SCL members will be familiar with the model services contract developed by the Cabinet Office, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and the Government Legal Service for services contracts with a value greater than £10 million. The model services contract is widely used across Central Government, and increasingly in local government and the NHS. Weighing in at a hefty 447 pages and 126,565 words, it is worth examining whether the model services contract meets the needs of its users (and not just the lawyers and procurement specialists who use it to ply their trade). John Yates will take us on a voyage of discovery down the highways and by-ways of the model services contract, as he seeks to answer this important question. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion to consider how the model services contract could be improved from the users’ perspective.
Although this event is open to all, it is recommended that attendees have at least a basic understanding of the structure and contents of the model services contract to get the most out of this event. On that basis, it is most likely to appeal to senior lawyers (in-house and private practice), commercial directors and procurement specialists.
This talk will be followed by a panel session and Q&A.
John Yates, Consultant and Commercial Adviser, v-lex
John is an independent consultant helping clients to make and manage complex technology contracts. John has been a managing partner, CEO and sector head in various law firms, big and small. He started his legal career with IBM. John is past Chairman of SCL, and is also a Fellow of SCL; he has been a regular contributor to the magazine and events over the years.
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