In Hamilton & Ors v Post Office Ltd  EWCA Crim 577 (23 April 2021) the Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Holroyde, Mr Justice Picken J and Mrs Justice Farbey DBE) allowed the appeals of thirty-nine sub-postmasters, sub-postmistresses, managers and counter assistants, and quashed their convictions. They had all been prosecuted by their employer and […]
26th April 2021
The Society of Computers and Law are hosting an online event where a panel of tech arbitration specialists will discuss some of the big topics to help win a tech arbitration. On Thursday 27th May 2021, Alex Charlton QC and Gideon Shirazi (chair) will be joined by Gill Hunt, IT expert at Hunt Lancaster and […]
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
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
The new series of Tea & Tech with the Society of Computers and Law is a lively review of the week in tech law. On 26th March 2021, Matthew Lavy and Rebecca Keating will be joined by Ashley Winton, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP to host the online event. Registrations are available directly with the SCL.
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
In a recent article for the Society of Computers and Law (SCL), Lynne McCafferty QC and Richard Osborne look at the lessons to be learnt from the decision in CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd where the claimants were seeking reliance losses following a repudiatory breach. The article is available to read […]
26th February 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
Software development, implementation and transformation projects give rise to some of the most complex disputes in the tech space. Join Matthew Lavy and Gideon Shirazi for the next online event with the Tech Disputes Network where experienced panellists will answer some of the big questions about these projects and related disputes. Topics that will be covered include: • How to see […]
12th 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
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