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Technology and dispute resolution—innovation, disruption, evolution

7 May 2019 | 14:00-17:00
London International Disputes Week


4 Pump Court, 20 Essex Street, CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Osborne Clarke, Penningtons Manches, Pinsent Masons, Stephenson Harwood.

What this session will cover

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in English dispute resolution. Just as the number and variety of disputes concerning technology and its consequences continue to grow, the role of technology in facilitating efficient and effective dispute resolution is increasing.

From the critical reliance of business on IT, through to exposure to cyber breaches and the growing intervention of regulators and governments in areas such as data protection, technology risk is frequently at the top of the CEO and GC agenda. The inevitable consequence is an increase in the volume of technology litigation, and the evolution of English law to deal with the many questions posed by disruptive technologies.
Technology is bursting into the legal sector. Innovation is being sought by courts and tribunals to use technology to facilitate quick and cost efficient dispute resolution. But there is still much to be done to keep pace with the demands of today’s businesses, let alone tomorrow’s.

The session will cover:

  • Innovative dispute resolution—how courts and tribunals are embracing innovation to resolve international disputes. Courts and arbitral institutions are developing innovative processes and procedures to resolve disputes in the technological age. This session will explore the most significant of technological innovations from the commencement of proceedings through to the remedies available at their conclusion. It will also scan the horizon to identify areas ripe for future innovation
  • Tech tools of now and tomorrow—a showcase of the best legal dispute resolution technology you have and haven’t heard of
  • Disrupting the law—how is English law evolving to address the challenges raised by the tech sector, from artificial intelligence to cyber security, and everything in between. As technology continues to infiltrate or take over traditional businesses and sectors, legal systems have to find answers to novel and difficult questions. This session explore how English law has moved with the times, and what it might do next

Further information regarding the session, including the speakers, will be added to this page in due course.