SCL is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the IT sector or advising in a commercial context with a brief that includes such issues as IT, data protection and e-commerce. SCL membership extends across the globe.
SCL’s mission is to inform and educate legal professionals and the wider audience on the impact of IT on law and legal practice through the promotion of best practice, thought leadership, and the fostering of a global tech law community.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Mark O'Conor, Partner, DLA Piper (UK) LLP
Neil Brown, Director, decoded:Legal
Anna Cook, Partner, Bristows LLP
Toby Crick, Partner, Bristows LLP
Chris James, Technology Lawyer
Matthew Lavy, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Mark Lumley, Partner, Shulmans LLP
Cynthia O'Donoghue, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Mark Taylor, Partner, Osborne Clarke
SCL Chief Executive
Techsplaining: The Code behind Cryptocurrency
In the first of a regular column explaining the terminology behind the tech, the SCL’s resident geek, Simon Forrester, looks at asymmetric keypairs and hashing and how they underpin cryptocurrencies.
Legal Design Explained: Part 1 – What is Legal Design?
Legal Design Engineer, Charlotte Baker, explains what we mean by the increasingly popular term ‘legal design’, the principles and tools involved, and explores various real-life examples of legal design in practice. In this first part of a four-part series of short articles, she defines what this new term means.
Legal Design Explained: Part 2 - Why do we do legal design?
In the second part of our four-part series looking at the principles and tools involved in legal design, Legal Design Engineer, Charlotte Baker, looks at why legal design is necessary.
SCL Barometer Survey
The SCL Tech Law Barometer is an exciting new initiative designed to gauge the tech law sector. We want to define and understand the booming and ever-expanding sector in which we all work - take an annual snapshot of SCL activity and the thoughts of our members. The aim is to provide a published resource for members, national and legal media and others in the legal industry that will become something that can be built upon year by year.
Separate surveys have been designed for those working in private practice and in-house and for academics.
The results will be compiled and analysed and the findings published later in 2019.
SCL Women in Tech Law
SCL Women in Tech Law Group - SCL WiTL's mission is to advance, celebrate and connect women in technology law, across private practice, companies, academia and the legal technology sector.
The First 100 Years : We Need a Hero! - to celebrate the first 100 years of women lawyers, SCL is inviting people to nominate a female tech law hero.
SCL Women in Tech Law Survey - The SCL WiTL Group have put together a short survey aimed at gauging women's experience of working in tech and law.
Women in Tech Speaker Resource - 'Disrupting the Manels' - we are putting together a list of fantastic volunteer female speakers that offers an alternative to men-only speaker panels and shines a light on women who might not have had the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience at techlaw events.
SCL Student Tech Law Challenge 2019
An annual competition launched in 2018 aimed at giving students a taste of a day-in-the-life of a tech lawyer. The challenges are devised and set by the SCL Junior Lawyers' Group and teams compete against each other in a mock-negotiation and a data breach scenario. They are guided and evaluated by a panel of expert volunteer mentors with the winners each receiving a week of work experience at a top legal tech firm. The SCL Student Tech Law Challenge - a winning accountSCL Student Tech Law Challenge 2019 - "Winter is Coming"SCL Student Tech Law Challenge 2019
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