Annual Contracts Update 2024

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday 8 February, 2024
  • Time:
  • Price:
  • Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills

Stay updated with the latest in Contract Law. This event is taking place in-person and will also be available to attend online

Join us for the Annual Contracts Update 2024!

Date: Thursday 8 February 2024
 4.00 pm – 6.15 pm (Registration starts at 3.30 pm; followed by refreshments and networking at 6.15 pm)
 Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG. Map.
Hosted by:
 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Richard Stephens – The Guru of Contract Law

Richard Stephens, Principal at LORS, is back to present his unmissable annual update tailored specially for the SCL audience in 2024. Join us at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London for this essential training.

Why Attend?

  • Gain valuable insights into the key cases that have shaped the commercial legal landscape.
  • Explore lessons from contract cases in diverse practice areas that often go unnoticed.
  • Benefit from Richard’s unparalleled experience in IT contracts

Exclusive Benefits for Delegates:

  • Receive a PDF copy of Richard’s legendary slides, your comprehensive resource for daily practice.
  • Access to the event recording for leisurely re-watching.
  • Fantastic networking opportunities following the event.

Who Should Attend?

All commercial lawyers, both in-house and in private practice, in the UK and around the world, are encouraged to sign up for this specially focused session that caters to the needs of the SCL audience – and beyond. There is something for everyone as this session draws on developments in general commercial, corporate, construction, engineering, and property.


“Some of the most useful training hours you will spend this year, and essential to ensure your IT Contract Law knowledge is current. I often tell people I would not like to miss it and then meet an attendee on the other side of the negotiation table!”

“Richard’s clear delivery of the key facts, with real examples of how things can go wrong, were really easy to get to grips with and everyone who took part, from account managers to senior executives, really found the course insightful; it will certainly shape much of our day to day operation. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone in the Information Technology delivery market.”

Meet Richard Stephens:

Richard Stephens is the founder of LORS, with 40 years of expertise as a commercial lawyer specialising in IT. He is now a respected mediator and arbitrator in technology disputes, in addition to providing renowned training courses in commercial law. Richard’s pioneering work on Agile and its impact on commercial contracts has made him a leading figure in the industry. Richard is a past Chair of the SCL and an SCL Fellow.

Attendance fee includes:

  • Admission to the event
  • Refreshments and participation in the social networking session, kindly provided by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • A personal PDF copy of Richard’s comprehensive slide deck to take away.

Limited seats are available, so book your place today!

Administration Notes:

*Price held from 2023!* The cost of attending the SCL Annual Contracts Update 2024 is £120 + VAT (£144) for SCL members and £240 + VAT (£288) for non-members. To enquire about SCL membership and receive the discounted fee, please email

How to book:
Bookings can be made online or you can email and request an invoice. Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer.

Please note:
All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 14 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is earlier.

Any organisation that purchases 3 places at the member rate at the same time is entitled to a 4th place for an SCL member free of charge. 5th and any subsequent member bookings made after that will be half-price. This offer is open to SCL members only and is not available online – please email to make a block booking and take advantage of this offer.

A note on fees for remote bookings:
Remote bookings are the same price as in-person bookings so that SCL can cover the costs of the tech support that’s needed to offer a fully hybrid event. The costs related to providing a fully hybrid event are often higher than having delegates at the venue in person but, as an educational charity, we want to make sure that our events are as accessible as possible. We ensure that the high level of insight, training, and expertise offered at our events is available to both in-person and remote attendees. Additionally, the recording and any event materials are available for all attendees to access and re-watch after the event has taken place.

Concessionary rates: 
For academics, students, the unemployed and those experiencing financial hardship are available upon application. Please contact for more information.

Booking terms and conditions:
Please see here for SCL events T&C’s

Substitute delegates:
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance ( or 07948 517049) and pay the appropriate registration fee.

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 reduced fees for training events where a fee is applicable. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £165.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 07948517049 or 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

SCL Code of Conduct for SCL events:
SCL is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at the event or on Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the organisers.

Event changes:
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the venue, content, and timings of an event or to substitute speakers. The safety and well-being of our delegates are paramount and therefore in-person events may be converted to online events due to government restrictions or travel disruption.

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