Launch event for a new adjudication procedure for the resolution of technology disputes in England & Wales.
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 6.00pm 7.30 pm (registration from 5.30 pm; drinks and networking from 7.30 pm)
Venue: Lee Kuan Yew Room, Arundel House, 6 Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PG. Map
Matthew Lavy, Barrister, 4 Pump Court, SCL Trustee
The Honourable Mr Justice Fraser, Technology and Construction Court
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) is very pleased to announce that the new adjudication procedure for the resolution of technology disputes in England & Wales will be launched at a special event on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at Arundel House, London.
The scheme is the result of considerable work by a small and dedicated group of SCL members over the past two years, growing out of the SCL Better Contracts Initiative.
A three-month procedure for “technology” disputes – meaning any dispute arising from a contract for the provision of tech-related goods and services including software development contracts, outsourcing arrangements, systems integration contracts, IT consultancy contracts, software licensing agreements, blockchain/smart contracts and cloud computing contracts.
No restriction on the size or scope of tech disputes that may be referred.
A pre-selected panel of adjudicators (set up and maintained by SCL) from which an adjudicator may be chosen for individual adjudications.
The launch event will open with a keynote given by the Hon Mr Justice Fraser about adjudication in general.
The keynote will be followed by a talk given by members of the drafting committee about the new SCL adjudication procedure which will include how to apply to become a member of the Society for Computers and Law Adjudication Scheme panel.
Attendance at this launch meeting is free of charge and open to all and is relevant to both commercial and litigation lawyers. Please email email@example.com to book a place at this event.
Applications to join the adjudication panel: Applications to become an adjudicator will open on Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Sponsors of the launch event:
“Hausfeld is very pleased to sponsor the launch of this new and innovative scheme for the resolution of technology disputes in England & Wales. Partner Michael Bywell has spear-headed work on this procedure and is delighted that it is now available for use by the technology law community and its clients.” Hausfeld & Co LLP
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the launch of SCL’s adjudication procedure for the resolution of technology disputes, a scheme designed by a team that includes 4 Pump Court’s Matthew Lavy. The new procedure provides what we believe to be a much-needed mechanism to resolve tech disputes, particularly on ongoing projects, in a timely and cost-effective manner.” 4 Pump Court
“3VB’s Michael Lazarus has been closely involved in the creation and promotion of SCL’s innovative fast-track adjudication procedure for resolving IT disputes and 3VB is very pleased to be supporting the initiative by co-sponsoring the launch.” 3VB
“Pinsent Masons is very pleased to be involved in this new adjudication procedure for technology disputes. Adjudication is used very successfully in the construction industry and this initiative now offers technology suppliers and customers a similar ability to deal with disputes in a speedy manner, so that the overall programme can be salvaged. David McIlwaine, who has been closely involved in its development, sees significant benefits of the new procedure”. Pinsent Masons LLP
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Applications to join the adjudication panel: Applications to become an adjudicator will open on Tuesday 15 October 2019 when full application details will be available.
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