Communications Law Chair
Jennifer Dean

I started with punch cards and mainframes. I am a barrister of the inner Temple, have science degrees and management training. I worked in Eurobonds in the 'Big Bang' and networked systems from oracle listener, Cisco to credit card authorisation. Case wise I have just finished assisting on a Court of Appeal Case: Platform Funding v Halifax PLC.

Colin Pearson CEng MBCS CITP

BCS member since 1974 - active on several SG committees (Internet, Consultancy) - recently retired from Staffordshire University as Enterprise Reader advising SMEs but continues as part-time Expert Witness conducting forensic examinations of computers, contracts and other related evidence, criminal & civil. Certified by, SJE Law Society Register.

Paul Smith

Webmaster / Equality Officer
Bruce Nicholls MBCS CITP

Bruce has worked in the IT Services field for over 20 years in a variety of roles and is currently working for an International Law firm in London as a senior analyst and trainer. He is a qualified Prince2 practitioner and was a reviewer of the 2009 Prince2 refresh for the UK's Office of Government Commerce (OGC). He has also written articles and a white paper on project management themes published in the legal IT press.

GDPR Expert / Researcher
Chiara Rustici

Expert Group Liaison
Dr Nigel Young MBCS CITP MMA FAE (Fellow of The Academy of Experts)

Specialists in all areas of computing and IT are involved in civil disputes and criminal cases in various roles including advisers, investigators and expert witnesses.

Expert witnesses are appointed, instructed and paid usually by one party to examine the technical evidence in the case and give their professional opinion on the answers to questions put to them by their instructing lawyers in a technical report. They may later be required to give evidence in court and be cross examined.

Expert witnesses, unlike those in other roles, have an overriding duty to the court, even if this is to the detriment of the party instructing them. The detailed duties of an expert witness are quite complex and many undertaking this role find training and membership of one of the expert associations helpful.

Programme Development & IT Professionalism
Dr Stephen Castell MBCS CITP

Dr Stephen Castell CITP, Medallist, IT Consultant of the Year (BCS Professional Awards), independent expert witness, consultant, mediator and arbitrator, experienced in risk assessment, quality assurance, litigation and dispute resolution in regard to complex, large-scale IT&T systems investment, contracts, implementation projects and operations, and IP, patent and software copyright matters.

David Misell

Konstantinos Varsis MBCS

Konstantinos is an IT Engineer with diverse background in Web Technologies, Telecommunications, Information security, IT Support and Digital forensics.

He is currently acting as a director to an IT Support and to an Online Reputation Management company. Due to the nature of his work he often encounters IT Law related issues.

Contact the Law specialist group committee