Northern Group Meeting
Remedies in IT Disputes”
Craig Sephton QC, Deans Court Chambers
Stewart James, Associate, DLA
1 December 2004 – 18.00 hours
DLA, Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, LS1 4BY.
08700 111 111 www.dla.com
too long ago, IT was the concern of nerds and anoraks, and their
interest was in hardware and the software that runs on it. Now,
the hardware and software are taken for granted, and the contemporary
issue is how we use it, which means electronic commerce, the Internet,
the manipulation and protection of personal data.
Sephton QC will begin his presentation with a brief consideration of the
modern practice of information technology so as to put the subsequent
legal discussion into its context, discussing the very fast rate of
technical development and the rapid change in attitudes towards IT.
He will then outline briefly the most important legal concepts in modern
IT practice and point out that whereas previously, issues of sale of
goods and contract dominated IT law, the modern focus is on information.
Hence, the concerns are now with intellectual property, defamation, data
protection, privacy and protection from spam. Craig will then go
on to address the law of interim remedies, and consider its special
application to IT disputes.
Sephton was called to the Bar 1981 and became a Queen’s Counsel in
2001. He was appointed Recorder of the Crown Court in 2001 and
claims, in his words, to have been a computer nerd since about 1985.
His practice is Technology and Construction, Commercial, Data protection
issues, Health, Safety and Regulatory Professional Negligence
(especially solicitors and surveyors negligence) and Personal Injury
(particularly catastrophic injuries and diseases).
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