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, Senior Associate, Taylor Vinters LLP -

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.

Mark Reynolds, Head of Data Privacy Advice & Risk Management at HSBC and Chair of The Food Chain -

Mark is an English qualified lawyer and advocate specialising in privacy, technology and information law withparticular expertise in advising clients in the financial services sector, both from an in-house and private practice perspective.

Oliver Lawson, Senior Associate, Stevens & Bolton LLP -

Oliver joined Stevens & Bolton in 2008 and is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution department. He acts for a range of corporate, insurer and individual clients in commercial litigation and arbitration matters, particularly in those involving the IT, engineering and aviation sectors. He also acts in claims arising in personal or corporate insolvency. Recent cases on which Oliver has acted include an international ICC arbitration pursuant to a sale of goods contract in the oil and gas industry and an international IT dispute concerning the supply of consulting, hardware and managed services in the retail industry.

Drew Winlaw, Director of Operational Development, Taylor Vinters LLP -

Drew transforms business processes in legal teams. He uses data to identify the best candidates for redesign, facilitates appropriate consultations, then plans and manages the data and technology changes that are necessary until the new process is thoroughly embedded as the 'new normal'.
He is a Technology Lawyer with both in-house and private practice experience. His in-house roles have been at companies operating in the fields of internet-based business process software (London) and on-line travel services (Cambridge). His private practice experience is within the Commercial & Technology Team at Taylor Vinters LLP.

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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