Tech Law Essentials

Tech Law Essentials 2: Delivered to your desktop in 2024 – available to pre-order now

All modules online and on-demand
Are you ready to supercharge your IT Law career? Join SCL for a transformative journey with the all-new Tech Law Essentials Programme and stay ahead in the dynamic world of tech law.

A Decade of Excellence
It’s been 10 incredible years since the introduction of the SCL Tech Law Essentials programme, an innovative training course that has shaped the careers of countless SCL members. We can now proudly share the next evolution of this programme – T2.

What to Expect

T2 is designed to equip you with the latest insights and skills, addressing new legal challenges and offering solutions to emerging issues. We’ve preserved the essential knowledge while infusing fresh perspectives, making this programme indispensable at every stage in your tech law career, either as an introduction or a refresher.

What Makes T2 Stand Out:

  • Expert faculty: Each event is shaped and delivered by experts in the field, thought-leaders who have a thorough understanding of the topic and passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. Speakers are carefully chosen to ensure a balanced viewpoint covering legal and commercial perspectives.
    Presenters include SCL Trustee Minesh Tanna, Simmons & Simmons and SCL Fellows Roger Bickerstaff, Bird & Bird and Professor Christopher Millard, CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Keeping it Relevant – The programme is consistently reviewed and updated to make sure we offer you the very latest in tech law training.
  • Flexible and available on-demand – in 2024 and beyond. You choose how to engage with the events and design a curriculum that suits you and your practice. The modules can be purchased individually or as a complete package so you can take the course in your own time, in any order and wherever you are.
  • Comprehensive content: Covering crucial aspects of IT Law Practice, T2 ensures you’re well-versed in the essentials.
  • Ongoing access: Stay connected with the course material even after completion. Once you have purchased a module or modules you have permanent access to the materials and can view them at any time. 
  • Certificate of achievement: Validate your expertise with an official certificate of completion from SCL.
  • Exceptional value: Top-notch education at an unbeatable price.

The Context of Tech Law 

Commercial Context of IT Law Practice – Advising Tech Customers

Think like a tech-savvy legal professional, understanding your client’s business inside out.

Cloud Computing – What you Really Need to Know
  • Cloud service types: how to distinguish IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Deployment models: Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community Clouds
  • Unpacking cloud layering and supply chains
  • Do people care which cloud provider has their data?
  • Where is the cloud?
Navigating Cyber Risk
  • Navigate cyber risks
  • Ensuring business continuity
  • Compliance with industry standards

The Tech Law Legal Environment 

IP in IT Law: IP rights in technology and data
  • IP rights in technology and data
  • IP 
  • AI 
  • Licensing/OSS licensing terms
  • Escrow
  • Warranties around IP – depends on context as to what these will look like
  • IP indemnities
  • Digital platforms specific IP issues
Online Trading, Digital Media & Internet Law
  • Introduction to online trading, digital media and internet law, stressing importance of regulatory considerations for UX design
  • Information requirements under the E-commerce Regulations 
  • Online Platforms and the Platform to Business Regulations
  • Selling to businesses and consumers online – the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Additional considerations – Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill and the Online Safety Bill
Data Protection and IT
  • Data Contracts
  • Data Processors
  • Data Controllers
  • Implications of international data transfers 
UK Internet and telecoms regulation
  • The boundaries of comms regulation
  • Key documents / sources of law
  • Key themes
  • Who’s who in telecoms regulation
  • ePrivacy
  • Security, safety, and surveillance
  • Liability of comms providers
  • Telecoms as a regulatory backstop
EU Regulated Tech Environment
  • EU AI Act
  • DSA
  • DMA
  • Data Act
  • Other EU Tech regulation
The International – Multi Jurisdictional IT Law
  • Global tech and local laws
  • Net Zero
  • Chancery Lane Project 

Tech Law Contracts and Practice

Introduction to the most common technology agreements
  • Software licensing
  • Software support
  • Software development 
  • System integration
  • Outsourcing and Human Resourcing for IT Projects
  • IR35
  • TUPE 
IT Disputes Law and Practice
  • Common forms of IT contracts 
  • Typical features of IT contracts
  • Common areas of dispute
  • Ways to mitigate IT disputes
  • Resolving IT disputes
IT Corporate Transactions and IT Law in Corporate Transactions

Focus on key DD and warranties issues to be considered throughout corporate transactions involving IT/tech companies.

Projects, Public Sector and Procurement
  • Overview of the public sector tech procurement processes
  • The regulatory environment
  • Forms of public sector contracting
  • Public sector tech contracts 
  • Remedies

Soft Skills: 10 Myths of Negotiation
The Annual Zeitgeist: Tech and Abuse of Dominance, and Tech, Digital Assets and NFT – from cutting edge to mainstream (Annual Zeitgeist Topics will update each cycle). 

Ready to Elevate Your Career?
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the future of tech law. Join the SCL T2 Programme today and become the legal expert that tech companies rely on! Your journey to tech law excellence begins here with SCL T2. 

Don’t delay, book now for all the essential tech law training you need for 2024 and beyond! 

Administration Notes:

T2: Pricing and Packages

Per Module
Non-SCL Members: £200 plus VAT (£240)
SCL Members: Just £100 plus VAT (£120)

Discounts for block bookings

Purchase 6 modules at the same time and get 1 module free (that’s 6 modules for the price of 5!)
Non-Members: £1000 plus VAT (£1200)
Members: Just £500 plus VAT (£600)

Purchase 12 modules or more at the same time and get 25% off
Non-Members: eg. 12 modules for just £1800 plus VAT (£2160)
Members: eg. 12 modules for just £900 plus VAT (£1080)

To book your SCL Tech Law Essentials training please email

KM and L&D: an enterprise licence scheme is available for this programme. Please email Maddie Southorn at to discuss this in more detail.

Please note that Tech Law Essentials 1 is the previous incarnation of the T2 programme and the content was published between 2018 and 2021 and so some information may now be out of date. The modules are still available to purchase at a reduced rate. However, the T2 programme is the very latest training and the most relevant to your daily practice.