SCL London Group

London is one of the most vibrant, connected and rapidly evolving commercial environments in the world. The SCL London Group’s remit is to explore the ways in which the evolution of technology and technology law create new opportunities and new challenges for lawyers, businesses, technology professionals, regulators and consumers. We seek to bring together thought leaders in technology and in the law to consider a range of issues, particularly those affecting London and the surrounding areas. These include, for example, how technology is transforming banking, mobile commerce, the public sector and legal sector, challenges facing start-ups, how regulators work together to tackle disruptive business models, the opportunities and risks of Brexit and more. 

We are always open to new ideas and initiatives, and we are keen to engage a wide audience, including in-house lawyers, regulators and technical specialists with an interest in the law. We are keen to support and engage the tech community including new entrants and start-ups. So, if there are any issues you’d like to promote, do get in touch.

We meet regularly for committee meetings, and to host and develop Group events.

In September 2017, we held our first event in a series of talks on ‘Technology and the City’ tackling a range of issues such as open banking, mobile payments, biometrics in financial services, the future of financial regulation and more besides.

Watch this space for news of our latest events coming soon….

Meet the Committee

Lee Gluyas, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Lee specialises in resolving disputes arising from failed IT projects and general commercial disputes for clients in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. He also advises clients on data protection and data security. He can be contacted at

Sharon Mitchell, Consultant Commercial/Corporate//IP/IT Solicitor

Sharon is a freelance consultant solicitor, specialising in IT and IP law. Her practice covers corporate and commercial law, primarily in the technology industry. Sharon's experience before working freelance ranged through partnership, working in niche practices, working in-house, and working in the legal publishing industry. She has been a member of SCL since the early days, and a committee member for several years. Sharon has resisted, with difficulty, the temptation to turn techie and contents herself with spending far too much time playing with IT. Sharon can be contacted via LinkedIn at or at

Andrew Joint, Technology Partner, Deloitte Legal, Deloitte LLP

Andrew specialises in Cloud, AI/Automation, BPO, business transformational, IOT and complex technology contracting and advising. Andrew is ‘IT Law Accredited’ by the SCL and is editor of the “Computer Contracts” chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s “Practical Commercial Precedents”. Andrew has been a member of the SCL London Group since 2011 and chaired the group from 2013 – 2016.

Richard Cumbley, Solicitor, Partner and Global Practice Head - Telecoms, Media & Technology

Richard has 20 years’ experience in a mixture of commercial and regulatory technology work, including outsourcing and data protection compliance. His expertise also covers advice in relation to networks, IT and business process services. He can be contacted at 

Viv Nissanka, Contract Design Manager, Fieldfisher LLP

Viv is a non-practising solicitor who joined the Rail Group – Passenger Services within the Department for Transport as the Contract Design Manager from Fieldfisher LLP having worked as an experienced technology and commercial lawyer for over 15 years in private practice and in-house. Viv has been a SCL committee member since 2006. You can get in touch at

David Berry, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

David has a specific focus on large technology and outsourcing projects. He has a Masters in Legal Practice focusing on IT & IP legal issues and is known for his pragmatic advice having been on a number of client secondments. Read David's full profile.

Richard Osborne, Barrister, 4 Pump Court.

Richard has substantial experience of work in all of Chambers core practice areas. Since commencing practice he has gained extensive experience acting as a junior member of a team of counsel, and the conduct of full trials and interim hearings (including applications for injunctive relief and security for costs) in his own right. Richard is ranked as a leading junior in Information Technology disputes by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. Read Richard's full profile.

Chris Ingram, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechly

Chris specialises in commercial contracts, with a particular focus on TMT, sport and retail. In TMT, Chris advises suppliers and customers on software licensing and development agreements, IT outsourcing, cloud, data centre and other IT services agreements. In sport, Chris advises on sponsorship, image rights and endorsement agreements, event management, merchandising agreements and sports technology matters and has worked with clubs, governing bodies, athletes and rights holders. In retail, Chris’ experience includes advising on brand licensing, supply and distribution agreements, customer loyalty programmes and the use of customer data. See Chris' LinkedIn profile.

Forthcoming event

SCL Cyber Security Half-Day Masterclass - Wednesday 10 April 2019, London organised with the SCL Privacy and DP Group

Read the Key Takeways from the recent event: "Innovation and Tech in the Rail Sector"

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