A virtual fireside chat with the editors and authors of the BCS book “A Practical Guide to IT Law”.

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Some trivia: Do you know what was the first book published by the BCS? The answer is “A Manager's Guide to IT Law”. Now with refreshed content and an updated title “A Practical Guide to IT Law”, the BCS has published the 3rd edition in December 2020.

This is comprehensive guide for non-legal management professionals which discusses common IT-related legal issues faced by businesses.

The BCS Law SG is delighted to host an event where Dr Sam De Silva (Chair of the BCS Law SG and one of authors of the book) will have a virtual fireside chat with the 2 editors Jeremy Holt and Jeremy Newton and one of the other authors, Sara Ellacott.

The 2 Jeremy’s and Sara are extremely experienced and knowledgeable technology lawyers and having all 3 of them in one room (virtually of course!) to discuss various IT law issues is a rare and unusual event not to be missed! Legal concepts and terminology are notoriously difficult for non-specialists, but Sam is confident that the panel will explain complex IT law issues in plain English and give practical examples from their experiences.

The audience will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the any of the panel and if that is not sufficient incentive to attend, attendees on the day will receive a 40% discount off the RRP of the Book if purchased via the BCS web shop on the 8th or 9th of March.

About the speakers

Sara Ellacott

Sara Ellacott is EMEA Assistant General Counsel for Litigation at Oracle Corporation. Sara advises on issues arising in the IT sector and has experience of a wide range of dispute resolution procedures, including negotiated settlements, High Court litigation, arbitration and mediation. Sara speaks regularly on issues relating to legal risk and dispute management.

Jeremy Holt

Jeremy Holt is the former senior partner of Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors. He has specialised in IT and e-commerce law for over 30 years. In 2003 Jeremy helped set up in Swindon the first museum in the country dedicated to the history of computing. He has co-authored two other books on IT law.

Jeremy Newton

Jeremy Newton is a director of Codified Legal, a specialist IT/outsourcing law firm based in London. He is a past secretary of the Financial Services SG of the BCS and has over 30 years’ experience of IT law and contracts. He advises a wide range of IT businesses along with customer organisations like financial institutions, housebuilders and charities. The current Chambers directory ranks Jeremy as one of the leading IT lawyers in London.

Dr Sam De Silva

Dr Sam De Silva FBCS, CITP (chair of the BCS Law SG) is a partner at the leading international law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP who specialises in complex and strategic IT and outsourcing projects. Sam is on the Trustee Board of the BCS and on the Council of the BCS (Vice-chair 2016–2017). Sam is named in the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2021, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2021, and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2021 as both a Global Leader and Thought Leader in those areas of law.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Law specialist group

Webinar: A Practical Guide to IT Law
Date and time
Monday 8 March, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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