TechLaw Chat – Episode 10

Episode 10 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, ‘The Emperor’s New Tokens?’, is an exploration of the legal nature of Non-Functional Tokens (NFTs) for digital art. An increasingly popular use case for NFTs involves the creation and sale of digital art. Notwithstanding that the NFT marketplace for digital art […]

30th July 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 9

Episode 9 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro‘s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. In this episode, titled ‘Keeping it ethical’, Matthew and Iain are joined by Patricia Shaw and discuss the European Union’s proposed AI regulation and its application in an EdTech context. Patricia Shaw is CEO of Beyond Reach Consulting Ltd, providing AI/data ethics strategy, […]

12th July 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 8

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 [2015] 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 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 […]

TechLaw Chat – Episode 7

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

CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd

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

TechLaw Chat – Episode 6

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

SCL Adjudication Scheme Mock Adjudication with Live Q&A

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

TechLaw Chat – Episode 5

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

Book Launch – The Law of Artificial Intelligence

“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

TechLaw Chat – Episode 4

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, Amazon Music, or online via TechLaw.chat.

7th December 2020

TechLaw Chat – Episode 3

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

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