Episode 8 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, titled “At the AI’s discretion”, looks at the recent Supreme Court decision in Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd  UKSC 17 which held that exercising a discretion rationally involves (i) taking the right things (and only the right things) into account, and (ii) […]
8th April 2021
London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution and is taking place this year between 10th and 14th May. LIDW21 is a fully virtual event attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. The week features a core conference surrounded by collaborative events co-hosted by Member Organisations. We are proud to be a Member of LIDW and […]
Episode 7 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, titled Computer says “GO!”, addresses so-called “eyes off/hands off”, or “Level 3” autonomous vehicles, whereby the car is sufficiently capable that the driver’s role is limited to taking over control when requested by the car to do so. Matthew and Iain […]
18th March 2021
The Technology & Construction Court has handed down judgment in the case of CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd today, 19th February 2021. The claimant sought c.£130m in damages after the failed implementation of a new IT solution for the sale and servicing of general insurance products. Identified by The Lawyer as […]
19th February 2021
The 6th episode of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “The Black Box Problem”, explores how businesses can better explain to their customers how their business uses Artificial Intelligence and how it impacts their end users. Matthew and Iain do so with the help of Andrew Burgess, founder of […]
9th February 2021
Date & Time: Wednesday 20th January, 12:00pm We are pleased to be facilitating this mock adjudication scenario alongside the Society of Computers and Law. The session features a software licencing agreement dispute and follows the dispute as it progresses under the SCL Adjudication Scheme. The scenario will demonstrate its key features and what it offers […]
13th January 2021
Episode 5 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. The episode explores the benefits and limitations of Smart Contracts in the context of human-provided services by considering the practicalities of using Smart Contracts to regulate the contractual relationship between brands and social media influencers. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or online via TechLaw.chat.
29th December 2020
“The Law of Artificial Intelligence” edited by Matthew Lavy of 4 Pump Court and Matt Hervey of Gowling WLG has been published this week. The new title provides an essential overview for practitioners working with the law of artificial intelligence, covering how key areas of current civil and criminal law apply to artificial intelligence and […]
17th December 2020
Episode 4 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode is the second of two podcasts looking at ransomeware attacks. Episode 4 specifically addresses liability arising out of a cyber attack involving highly confidential client data. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or online via TechLaw.chat.
7th December 2020
Episode 3 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “You’ve been hacked. Now pay us £££!”, highlights some immediate actions that might be needed where an apparent ransomware attack threatens the leak of highly confidential technical data. For this podcast, Matthew and Iain are joined by Michael Brown of Northwall […]
5th November 2020
Episode 2 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s recently published podcast series, TechLaw Chat is now available. This episode, titled “Give me my Bitcoin back!”, addresses the legal remedies that are available when Bitcoin are misappropriated, and some of the practical challenges of enforcement. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or online via TechLaw.chat.
21st October 2020
Anthony Speaight QC, Iain Munro and Anna Hoffmann Three members of chambers examine the ethical debate and legal issues surrounding the adoption of a contact tracing app. They conclude that the technology which the British Government has to date favoured raises a host of ethical dilemmas and legal challenges. The technological responses to the pandemic […]
3rd June 2020
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