Technology Law Futures

This is the home page of the SCL Technology Law Futures Group

If you would like to join the SCL Technology Law Futures Group and you are a member of SCL please email your details to  All are welcome to join.

Our aim is to bring about a greater understanding of technology within the legal profession and to bring to its attention those emergent technology trends, topics and developments poised to change society as we know it. We aim to host events giving SCL members the opportunity to hear from leading minds from across the world of technology, and thereafter through panel discussions and Q&A sessions to provide a forum for informed debate on the role of the legal profession as society continues to adapt to these new technological stimuli.

If you are not a member of SCL and would like to join the Group, you can join SCL here

The SCL Technology Law Futures Group Committee is as follows:

James Taylor, Legal Counsel, Fujitsu -

James is Legal Counsel at Fujitsu Services Limited and advises on a broad range of commercial matters in relation to major outsourcing and IT contracts. He is known for his strong technical and commercial understanding of legal issues, having previously worked as an engineer and also having held various commercial roles, both in the UK and overseas.

Committee members:
Chris James, Data privacy and digital lawyer. AGC at HSBC -

Matthew Lavy, Barrister, 4 Pump Court -

Matthew has a broad commercial practice, but with particular focus on disputes involving technology (in all industrial and commercial contexts). He is top-ranked for Information Technology work in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Guides

Peter Lee, CEO, Simmons Wavelength Ltd -

Peter is a co-founder of Wavelength where he is responsible for all aspects of the business, including legal service delivery and general commercial matters.He is an experienced commercial lawyer, having trained and worked in the City of London with Bird & Bird LLP and at various in-house legal teams in the mobile security, professional services, financial services and IT outsourcing sectors.

Oliver Lawson, Investment Manager, Solicitor, Augusta Ventures Ltd -

Formerly a solicitor in the highly regarded Commercial Dispute Resolution department at Stevens & Bolton LLP , Oliver is now an Investment Manager in the Structured Projects team at Augusta Ventures Ltd, the UK’s largest and fastest growing Litigation Funder. A significant part of his current focus is on the German market, where Augusta is currently implementing at a number of innovative investment and funding structures. The team is also looking to develop other litigation funding opportunities in other markets and sectors, including insolvency, IT and aviation. 

He is also a member of the board of the German British Forum, an organisation established in 1995 to reinforce pivotal political and business relationships to promote education and social exchange between Germany and Britain.

Drew Winlaw, COO and Chief Legal Engineer, Simmons Wavelength Ltd -

Drew is a co-founder of Wavelength where he is responsible for operational matters and technical delivery.

He specialises in transformational change in the legal services sector. Drew is a commercial lawyer who moved into law firm management. His previous role was as director of operational development at an international law firm. He uses lean sigma philosophies with smart legal technologies and designs capable services and systems.

Earlier in Drew’s career, he worked in several manufacturing businesses focusing on data and scheduling issues, and also at as its legal and compliance manager.

Nicola Fulford, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP -

Nicola Fulford advises clients on the full range of Privacy and Cybersecurity issues from international data transfers and privacy policies to online profiling, marketing consents, impact assessments and compliance strategies. She provides pragmatic, solutions-focused advice, with a good understanding of technology.

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