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

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

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

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Hamilton & Ors v Post Office Ltd

In Hamilton & Ors v Post Office Ltd [2021] 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

UK Jurisdiction Taskforce Digital Dispute Resolution Rules

Last week, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, published its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules. The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules aim to provide a dispute resolution procedure for rapid, informal and cost-effective resolution of disputes arising out of novel digital technologies, particularly digital assets, smart contracts, blockchain and […]

26th April 2021

Society of Computers and Law: How to win a tech arbitration with Alex Charlton QC and Gideon Shirazi

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 […]

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

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

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