Legal 500 Awards Nominations 2022

We are delighted to share that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted in 10 categories at The Legal 500 2022 Awards. Junior of the year – Luke WygasConstruction and Energy junior of the year – James BowlingConstruction and Energy set of the yearConstruction and Energy silk of the year- Sean Brannigan QCFinancial Services and Insurance junior of the year – James […]

6th July 2022

HKA panel discussion: IT, Cyber & Technology

On Wednesday 27 April 2022, HKA will be hosting a free to attend in person event. Matthew Lavy will be on the Forensic Technical Services (FTS) panel discussing how IT, cyber and technology disputes have changed and what will be seen in the future. Regardless of your industry, cybersecurity and technology disruptions can affect your […]

London International Disputes Week 2022

London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution and is taking place this year between 9th and 13th May. LIDW22 is a hybrid event attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. On Friday 13th May, 12:00 – 14:00, Matthew Lavy will be on a panel discussing crypto disputes. Investment […]

TechLaw Chat – Episode 14

In the most recent episode “Surveillance tech and nosey neighbours” of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, the pair explore neighbours’ rights when householders deploy surveillance tech. As increasingly sophisticated video and audio recording devices become available to householders at only moderate cost, deployment of such surveillance tech by householders is becoming ubiquitous. However, those […]

16th February 2022

Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro featured in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals

The Lawyer have published their Top 10 Appeals. Nigel Tozzi QC, Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro, acting for the respondent (IBM) and instructed by CMS, have been featured for CIS General Insurance v IBM United Kingdom. The claim is over a failed IT transformation project that CIS General Insurance purchased from IBM UK for around […]

24th January 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 13

2022’s first episode of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available: ‘Child safety on a video-sharing platform’ As of now, the UK has not enacted online harms legislation, and social media platforms in general are under no statutory duty to protect children from harmful content. However, providers of video-sharing platforms do have statutory obligations in […]

11th January 2022

TechLaw Chat – Episode 12

The Christmas edition of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This end-of-year episode ‘Kris Proposes Drone Delivery’ explores the viability of delivery of Christmas gifts by drone in UK airspace. Someone has ambitious plans involving the precision drop of parcels down chimneys. Matthew and Iain discuss the legal risks that arise and […]

21st December 2021

TechLaw Chat – Episode 11

Episode 11 of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, is now available. This episode, ‘Data protection representative actions: door slammed shut or door ajar?’ is a discussion of the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Lloyd v Google litigation. The long-anticipated Supreme Court decision in Lloyd v Google [2021] UKSC 50 was handed down on […]

15th November 2021

AI projects: Dispute prevention and resolution

AI is changing the way businesses operate. Alongside the enormous potential benefits are a host of legal implications and potential pitfalls. DLA Piper’s Technology Disputes group are partnering with the authors of The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Matthew Lavy, Iain Munro, and Rebecca Keating) for a practical webinar on AI projects from contracting to dispute resolution. Whether you are […]

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

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