Tech as a carbon chimney and other matters: Some reflections and predictions – Rebecca Keating

Rebecca Keating casts her thoughts for the SCL on the fast-developing world of technology including quantum computing and the value of data and environmental concerns. Read Rebecca’s full predictions for future tech.

13th January 2022

Tech Disputes Demystified

HK45 will be hosting their first event ‘Tech Disputes Demystified’ as part of the technology disputes series, this year. Gideon Shirazi, alongside other guest speakers will be providing an introduction to technology disputes. The event will start off with a presentation explaining technology disputes, followed by a sharing session. During the sharing session, speakers will discuss the […]

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

Alex Charlton QC awarded IT/IP Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Alex Charlton QC was award IT/IP Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021. 4 Pump Court was also nominated for Construction Set of the Year, Jessica Stephens QC for Construction Silk of the Year, Professional Negligence Set of the Year and Sean O’Sullivan QC for […]

19th November 2021

SCL Tech Law Essentials: Renegotiation and Disputes

On Tuesday 23 November, Gideon Shirazi will be joining Lee Gluyas, CMS LLP and William Hooper, Oareborough on the panel for the SCL Tech Law Essentials webinar: Renegotiation Disputes. The panel will cover: The nature of projects and where they go wrong Diagnosis and your case Trends, developments, their implications Managing a failing project Renegotiating […]

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

IRLA Handbook 2021

The Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA) will be publishing the IRLA Handbook: All You Need to Know About Legacy on 11 November 2021. Gideon Shirazi authored the chapters on: Cyber liabilities – the intended cover vs the expected cover Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution The Handbook is currently available for pre-order direct from […]

26th October 2021

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 […]

Warren v DSG Retail Ltd [2021] EWHC 2168

The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Warren v DSG Retail Ltd [2021] EWHC 2168. The judgment is of significance to claims for compensation following data breaches, particularly where breaches are accidental (e.g. following a cyber-attack). The case will also likely have an impact on the recoverability of ATE premiums, allocation […]

5th August 2021

The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules: the future of digital disputes

Rebecca Keating wrote an article for the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law which has been published in the July/August edition. The article entitled “The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules: the future of digital disputes” addresses the new rules published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKLT), chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the […]

4th August 2021

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

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