Society for Computers and Law Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 11 February 2020, London

When: 11/02/2020

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Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 6.30 - 6.45 pm (In the main auditorium) 
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG. Map

Company No. 1133537
Charity No. 266331

Society for Computers & Law

NOTICE is hereby given that the forty-fifth Annual General Meeting of the above Company will be held at 18.30 hours on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG Map , when the following Ordinary Business will be transacted:-


  • Apologies for absence
  • To approve the minutes of the forty-fourth Annual General Meeting held on 4 February 2019
  • To receive and adopt the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019
  • To appoint new trustees or re-appoint trustees retiring by rotation.

By order of the Trustee Board
Caroline Gould (Company Secretary)
Dated this 17th day of January 2020

The minutes of the forty-fourth Annual General Meeting held on 4 February 2019 and the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 can be found in the Company information page of this website.

A member who is entitled to attend and vote at the above-mentioned meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy, who need not be a member of the company, to attend and vote instead of him or her.

If you have any questions in relation to the AGM please contact Caroline Gould at

If you would like to attend the meeting please email by 17.00 hours on Wednesday 5 February 2020.  This is for security purposes and your compliance with this request would be appreciated.

If you find that you are able to attend after the deadline, please telephone the office on 0117 904 1242 so that we can inform our hosts.

Caroline Gould
Company Secretary
Society for Computers and Law
Unit 4.5, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH.

T: 0117 904 1242

Appendix 1


Here are the details of the candidates who have been nominated by the present SCL Trustees:

Mark Lumley
Mark Lumley is a Partner at Shulmans LLP based in Leeds. Mark leads the firms technology work and has a particular interest in supporting software development and technology services businesses with an emphasis on travel technology, financial services and insurance related regulated technology. Mark advises on legal risk and strategy in IT software projects. Mark also has extensive experience with digital, data and competition issues related to online trading platforms. Mark worked briefly in a large technology business before becoming a lawyer and has a strong interest in software and application technology. Mark is the current SCL Northern Group chair and an enthusiastic and active committee member.

I am delighted to be nominated to stand again as a Trustee. It has been great to work with the SCL team and wider community to develop events, encourage engagement and to help provide Tech Law for all. I have always had a passion for technology and the law, and I am lucky to be able to combine those passions in my work and in engagement with the SCL. I have a strong interest in training and development and in extending SCL’s reach further to assist aspiring lawyers and the wider technology community. We live in an increasingly complex world and SCL can be a positive force in helping the legal and technology community make sense of the converging technology and legal services space and the future of the legal work environment. I am keen to continue to help others to get involved with SCL and to continue to extend our community with SCL initiatives like the SCL Ambassadors scheme. The SCL is a great community to be a part of and I look forward to continuing to contribute to its development in whatever way I can.

New Trustee:
Katherine (Katia) Ramo
Katherine is a multi- award-wining global technology, media & communications lawyer who advises on a wide range of transactional corporate M&A, commercial and regulatory matters.

Before joining CMS, Katherine had a highly successful global career in international development advising governments and multinational organisations on high profile high value acquisition and assistance matters with the U.S. State Department, World Bank, IMF, UN and other multi-donor agencies.

Katherine champions diversity, in the City & globally, across every channel, leading diversity networks, mentoring, writing and speaking at events. She is called upon both internally and externally by clients and diversity organisations, and by the UN and regulatory bodies, to provide advice regarding diversity issues, particularly surrounding gender and disability. She is listed as a top global 30 Financial Times Women In Business HERoes and Future Female Leader 2018. Winner of the Times' & Sunday Times Lynne Freeman Law Award of WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award 2019, and listed as #7 on the global Yahoo Finance Women in Business HERoes and Future Female Leaders 2019 list. She is Founder & Chair of CMS ENABLE (disabilities & wellbeing) Network, a member of the UN Stakeholders Group for Persons with Disabilities and Co-chair InterLaw Diversity Forum disability ENABLE Network. She is a core member of CMS equIP helping technology start-ups scale & a member of CMS BUZZ Network for Media Professionals.

On 26 November 2019, I had the great privilege in introducing Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School before giving her first UK and SCL’s Sir Brian Neill Lecture on “Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design” 

In 2020, I am deeply honoured to have been invited to join the SCL Trustees. As a global technology, media and communications lawyer, disability and gender diversity advocate and international development professional, it is an auspicious and timely opportunity to join the SCL family. As the UK charts a new era with plentiful opportunities and challenges in equal measure post BREXIT where law and technology are pervasive in every aspect, this signals a new set of terms of reference for SCL’s work that I am proud to contribute to. Cora, my Guide Dog and I are excited and looking forward to supporting existing initiatives or launching new ones with my fellow Trustees. I envisage that some of the key areas of our focus will be on furthering SCL’s efforts in promoting inclusion, accessibility and the role of technology in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. These matters are inherent in my everyday life and align with SCL’s core value of tech law for everyone.

Mark Taylor
and Chris James will retire from the Board of Trustees at this meeting.

Society for Computers and Law A company limited by guarantee 1133537 Registered Charity No. 266331 VAT Registration No. 115 4840 85 Registered in England and Wales Registered office: Unit 4.5, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH.

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