SCL event: Making a Career of IT

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021Time: 5.30pm – 7pm, panel discussion followed by online networking and Q&AVenue: Online event – joining details will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event Chair: Quentin Tannock, Barrister, 4 Pump Court Speakers: Shayhan Patelmaster, Associate Legal Counsel, GoogleMike Cumming-Bruce, Vice President, Bench Walk AdvisorsAnna Hoffman, Barrister, 4 Pump CourtMark Rankin, Technology Media […]

Misuse of confidential information

Barristers at 4 Pump Court frequently assist clients with securing interim injunctions, to protect clients’ confidential information and intellectual property pending trial. The usual approach with respect to the costs of interim applications is that such costs are reserved pending resolution of the substantive dispute. In a recent case, Education International Services Limited and another v […]

8th June 2021

Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company Limited: Case Note

A recent decision in a lower court, now possibly on its way to the Court of Appeal, has opened up interesting legal questions on the extent of a negligent party’s liability in bailment and tort for damage to hired equipment. Legal argument in a two day appeal hearing, in front of Recorder Benson QC sitting […]

19th April 2021

Podcast: Bias and Discrimination in Artificial Intelligence

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Quentin Tannock. Quentin talks with Minesh Tanna, Managing Associate and AI Lead at Simmons & Simmons LLP, on the topic of bias and discrimination in AI technologies.  Their discussion covers how bias enters AI systems, the regulation of discriminatory AI system outputs in the […]

7th April 2021

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

AI and Data Protection: The ICO Guidance (2)

In a two part article for the Society of Computers and Law, Quentin Tannock surveys the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Guidance on AI and Data Protection, identifying remaining challenges and those areas where further Artificial Intelligence (AI) related materials are anticipated from the ICO.  In the first instalment of the article, Quentin looks at the background […]

19th November 2020

Intellectual Property Lectures at the University of Cambridge

For the third year running, Quentin Tannock has been invited to give a series of lectures on Intellectual Property (IP) and business to Master of Science students at the University of Cambridge.  Quentin’s lectures cover topics including patents, trade secrets and confidential information, non-disclosure agreements, commercialising IP and particular IP considerations in the context of […]

23rd October 2020

AI and Data Protection: The ICO Guidance (1)

In a two part article for the Society of Computers and Law, Quentin Tannock surveys the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Guidance on AI and Data Protection, identifying remaining challenges and those areas where further Artificial Intelligence related materials are anticipated from the ICO.  In the first instalment, Quentin looks at the background to the Guidance and […]

21st October 2020

Podcast: The ICO perspective on AI and data protection with Simon McDougall

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Quentin Tannock. Quentin talks with Simon McDougall, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Deputy Commissioner, on the topic of AI and data protection.  Their discussion covers the ICO perspective on AI and data protection, the recent ICO Guidance on the topic, key challenges and opportunities for industry in the […]

23rd September 2020

Podcast: Explaining Artificial Intelligence with Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock

The third episode of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Terry Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock. In this episode, Terry and Quentin discuss the issue of explaining Artificial Intelligence with specific reference to processing personal data in light of the recent guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. This podcast was originally produced for […]

2nd September 2020

ExplAIning Artificial Intelligence

In a recent article for the Society of Computers and Law, Terence Bergin QC and Quentin Tannock look at the importance of explaining Artificial Intelligence, outlining recent guidance from Project ExplAIn and discussing explanation related challenges for organisations that deploy Artificial Intelligence to process personal data. Read the full article on the Society of Computers […]

3rd August 2020

Has a Bright Line Dispelled the Will o’ the Wisp?

SEVILLEJA (RESPONDENT) V MAREX FINANCIAL LTD (APPELLANT) Last week the Supreme Court handed down judgement (on 15 July 2020), in one of the most important commercial cases this year, Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31 (Sevilleja). Sevilleja was an appeal against a unanimous Court of Appeal decision to the effect that the rule […]

22nd July 2020

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