SCL Annual Tech Disputes Masterclass

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday 6 March, 2024
  • Time:
  • Price:
  • Venue: Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and organised by the SCL’s IT Disputes and London Group committees.

When: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Time: 1.30 pm – 5:30 pm (Registration from 1 pm) with refreshments and networking to follow
Venue: Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU. Map. This event will take place in person and will be recorded.
Fees: £150 + VAT (£180) for SCL members and £300 + VAT (£360) for non-members
Bookings: Please make your booking either online or by emailing and requesting an invoice.

This year’s annual SCL Tech Disputes Masterclass includes a traditional case law development update, which will be followed by a number of sessions focusing on issues arising from the use of emerging technologies. There will also be a session from Grant Thornton focussing on crypto.

Katie Simmonds, Managing Associate, WBD UK

Terry Bergin KC, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Rebecca Keating, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Andrew Jerrard, Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Fred Buret, Blockchain Forensics Specialist, Grant Thornton
Daniel Khoo, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Alison Deighton, Director, HelloDPO Law
Simon W Davis, Barrister, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Stephanie Woods, Senior Associate, CMS
Alex Potts KC, Barrister, 4 Pump Court


Key case law development update – Terry Bergin KC

AI and IP: Key unresolved issues, future-proofing and horizon scanning for 2024

Disputes in Crypto – Daniel Khoo and Fred C Buret

Managing communications with your data protection officer during disputes

Current Cyber Risk Landscapes and Trends

Claims against managed service providers (MSPs) following cyber-attacks – Stephanie Woods

Fraud in the Tech Sector – Alex Potts KC

Administration notes:

The cost of attendance at this event in person is £150 + VAT (£180) for SCL members and £300 + VAT (£360) for non-members.

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

Please note:
All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is earlier.

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: 
Payment is strictly 14 days from the date of issue of your invoice (unless otherwise stated). Invoices for event bookings must be paid within 14 days of receipt or before the event takes place – whichever date is soonest. The full booking terms and conditions for all SCL events are available here

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.