SCL Annual IT Contracts Update 2021 - Part 1 & 2 - Tuesday 2 and 9 February 2021 @ 1 pm

When: 09/02/2021

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Professional member: £144.00
Non-member: £228.00

Date: Tuesday 2 and Tuesday 9 February 2021
Time: 1 pm - 2.30 pm
Venue: Online Meeting - joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the meeting.


Richard Stephens,
Principal, LORS

Richard Stephens, the acknowledged guru of IT contract law, is presenting his unmissable annual update to SCL again in 2021 but this time it will be fully digital, live online and truly global.

The event will be split into two parts, held on separate days, each followed by a Q&A, to help you get the most out of this essential training.

Hundreds of delegates over the years will testify to the usefulness of the event in which Richard distils the key cases decided over the year and encapsulates what they mean for the commercial tech lawyer. Importantly, Richard ranges much further than pure tech law to bring you the lessons learnt from contract cases in other areas of practice, many of which might normally go under your radar, and uses his practical experience in IT contracts to present ideas of how to cope with any changes.

All delegates will receive a PDF copy of Richard’s legendary slides to take away, which provide the backbone of his talk and provide an incredibly useful resource for use in your daily practice. Not only this but as the event is exclusively presented online, you will have access to the webinar and can re-watch at your leisure, wherever you are.

All commercial tech lawyers – both in-house and in private practice – in the UK and around the world - should sign up to these sessions.

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Speaker Details:
Richard Stephens
is the founder of LORS, the Law Office of Richard Stephens, where he has worked for 15 years as a commercial lawyer specialising in the world of IT. Since then, he has broadened out his practice and now also works as a mediator and arbitrator in technology disputes as well as providing some well known training courses in commercial law. Richard was one of the first lawyers to start writing about Agile and its impact on commercial contracts and two decades ago he led an industry-wide committee seeking to produce a contract aimed at DSDM development. Richard is a past Chair of the SCL and continues his involvement and is perhaps best known in the SCL for his annual contract law lectures.

Administration Notes:

The cost of attending both sessions is £120 + VAT (£144) for members and £190 + VAT (£228) for non-members.

The attendance fee includes:

  • a place at Part 1 (Tuesday 2 February 2021) and Part 2 (Tuesday 9 February 2021)
  • the opportunity to add your profile to the attendee page for this event, allowing you to connect with others attending these sessions. Access to this page will be open to those attending these sessions only.
  • the chance to participate in the live Q&A after each session
  • attendance at the social networking event on Tuesday 9 February
  • access to the recorded webinar after the live event
  • your personal PDF copy of Richard's comprehensive slide deck to take away

Bookings: Bookings can be made online or you can email to make your booking and request an invoice. VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates.

Concessionary places are available on request. To apply for a concessionary place please email 

Discount to those attending the SCL Annual Conference 2020: If you purchase, or have purchased, a full-price ticket to the SCL Annual Conference 2020 you are entitled to 10% off the cost of attending the SCL Annual IT Contracts Update 2021. The Annual Conference and the Annual IT Contracts Update are flagship SCL events and we are pleased to be able to offer this special discount on our essential training. If you would like to take advantage of this very special offer please email for more information.

Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at these sessions 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, the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £145.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office by email:

Free membership for trainee lawyers and UK students: SCL provides free membership for trainee lawyers until qualification and for UK students in full-time education with a valid email address. Student members are eligible to attend SCL events at concessionary rates where a fee is applicable. Trainee members are entitled to attend SCL events at the standard members' rate (the concessionary rate for UK students in full-time education does not apply). Trainees and UK students in full-time education can apply to join SCL for free by emailing

Please note the booking terms and conditions which apply to all SCL events: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the event attendance fee. As this event will also be recorded and the content and slides available after the live event has taken place, cancellations will not be accepted.

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