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PBA Seminar - What every barrister needs to know about IT

PBA Seminar - Change or Die!
or what every barrister needs to know about IT

Date:  Tuesday 27th March 2018
Venue:  Sherrard Room, Middle Temple

Registration from 17.30
Seminar 18:00
Reception 19:00

This seminar will be in three parts and will cover:

  • Upcoming changes to practice related to GDPR, and new IT developments that practitioners should be aware of;  
  • Security issues, especially in the cloud; and
  • Travelling with data.


Jacqueline Reid, 11 South Square  
In a former life, as a research neurochemist, Jacqueline could be found decapitating rats, but now practices in all areas of IP and in IT law. In recent years she has become sought after for her expertise in the areas of Trade Marks, Data Protection, and Confidential Information and often advises high profile clients in these areas.

She has an equally impressive reputation for her work in the areas of design right and copyright cases. She has built up longstanding relationships with well known beauty and fashion brands and is regularly instructed by them to appear in court and to advise more generally.

Jacqueline is the Chair of the Bar Council IT Panel and plays an active role in deciding on key issues affecting the profession and the wider community in relation to the implementation of IT developments and how this will affect the Bar and the Bar Council. In that capacity most recently she has been leading the Bar Council efforts to ensure GDPR compliance and has been closely involved in lobbying in relation to the Data Protection Bill.

Lawrence Akka QC is the vice chair (civil) of the IT Panel. His practice at 20 Essex Street encompasses high value technically complex commercial and contractual disputes, frequently with an international element. He specialises in IT, banking, international trade, commodities, shipping and arbitration, but his great claim to fame is that he once had the Teletubbies as clients

Anne Fairpo is a barrister at Temple Tax Chambers with a particular interest in taxation of intellectual property, inevitably straying into the digital economy, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and more, most of it across borders. Somewhere in pre-history, she was a software developer and has used Apple computers since the days when you had to solder your own graphics card …

There is no charge for this seminar but please register below if you would like to attend.


  • Registration: 05:30 PM
  • Seminar: 06:00 PM
  • Reception: 07:00 PM


27 March 2018


Sherrard Room, Middle Temple

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