Tech Fundamentals: a structured primer on core tech for tech lawyers – Wednesday 6 November

£294.00 (Member price)

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Tech Fundamentals: a structured primer on core tech for tech lawyers

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2024
09:30 – 5:00 pm (registration from 09:00 am) followed by networking and drinks
Location: Bristows, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DH, Map
Please note: This event will also be recorded and the recording will be available to delegates shortly afterward. 
Bookings: The cost of attendance at this event in person is £245 + VAT (£294) for SCL members and £490 + VAT (£588) for non-members. If you wish to attend this event please book online.

Event outline:
Do you want to upskill and improve your understanding of the technology on which you are advising?

Do you want to be able to ask more informed questions of your clients and give more focused, practical advice?

Then this is the event for you.

Neil Brown and Simon Forrester will be delivering a full day of “Back To Basics”: explaining, in a simple, engaging, manner the fundamentals of today’s (and perhaps tomorrow’s) technology.

Book now for a day of presentations, practical demonstrations, questions, and answers, covering:

  • what computers actually are, how they’re laid out, and work;
  • how the Internet works, and how the web works (they’re not the same!);
  • what software is and how it’s developed;
  • principles of digital security and user authentication;
  • encryption and hashing; and
  • cloud computing essentials, including different types of “as-a-service”.

It doesn’t assume any prior technical knowledge, but if you have some, this event will help you take it to the next level.

Neil Brown, Managing Director,
Simon Forrester, Software Developer, Mituyu. Developer, Zehuti Ltd

Why this event is important:
Tech Fundamentals is a structured day-long program for people with relatively basic tech knowledge. It starts with the very basics of computing and works through networks and connectivity, software development, security and encryption, and hosted / cloud services. It is an ideal primer for lawyers (and others) who want to know more about the fundamentals of the technologies on which they are advising.

This Conference is designed to help you understand the technology, to enable you to appear more informed to your clients, to ask better, more pertinent questions of the clients, and to get to grips with your clients’ technology/products more quickly and astutely.

Join Neil and Simon in London for a day of learning, exploration, and expert insight into how it all works. The recording of this course will be available to watch shortly afterward, so you can refer back as many times as you would like at your leisure.

Who should attend:

– The course is designed for lawyers who advise on tech-related stuff (whether you are a “tech lawyers” or not), who want a better understanding of the basics, for the reasons above. Technology continues to evolve at breakneck speed: equipping yourself with a mastery of the core principles is essential.

– This Conference is suitable for tech lawyers both in-house and private practice lawyers.

Speaker Bios:

Neil is an Internet, tech, and telecoms lawyer. He runs English law firm He’s good at legal advice, particularly geeky tech stuff, but rubbish at writing bios.

Simon Forrester has been a professional developer since the 1990s, delivering solutions for the private and public legal sectors, civil, commercial, and criminal. He’s worked with the Society for over two decades: if you’re watching an SCL online event, it’s invariably Simon pushing buttons behind the scenes! He’s also presented various events, including previous Back To Basics sessions, and both online and in person. At the time of writing he’s polishing his presentations and limbering up for six hours of Back To Basics 2024.

Administration notes:

The cost of attendance at this event in person is £245 + VAT (£294) for SCL members and £490 + VAT (£588) for non-members. If you wish to attend an event please book online. To enquire about SCL membership and receive the discounted fee, please email

Please note:
This event will also be recorded and the recording will be available to delegates shortly afterwards.

How to pay:
Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. We do not accept payments over the phone. Payment is strictly 14 days from the date of issue of your invoice (unless otherwise stated). Please note that invoices for event bookings must be paid within 14 days of receipt or before the event takes place – whichever date is soonest.

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Receive a complimentary 4th place for an SCL member at no cost when you purchase 3 places at the member rate. Any 5th and subsequent member bookings made following this will be half-price. Block booking discounts apply to multiple bookings made at the same time and cannot be applied in retrospect. Block booking discounts are not available online and should be made by contacting the SCL team at 

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Substitute delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance pay the appropriate registration fee. A non-member attending in the place of a member can either choose to join SCL and pay the member rate or be charged at the non-member rate for their attendance.

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.

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