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Greetings from a secret location on the outskirts of the North Yorks Moors. It may be the Easter holidays, but we couldn’t let a week go past without your Crafty Counsel email of our favourite video content and Legal Events. Onward…

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We’re pausing the release of our newer content during the Easter period (as so many of our members are away), so this week we’ve picked out some of our most-watched videos of the past year. Enjoy!


Legal events that you won’t want to miss!

  • Ward Hadaway are holding a panel discussion on the Future of Tech, as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2019. The firm’s tech team will discuss the growth of tech for social good, the challenges for tech including Brexit and the ongoing impact of GDPR, blockchain, and the future for tech in Leeds. (24 April, 5pm, Leeds)

  • Working from home? Fieldfisher are presenting a webinar on the dreaded Article 28 of the GDPR (controller to processor negotiations) and will be sharing their experiences as practitioners who have been negotiating these on a daily basis for the last 18 months. Participate online at 24 April, 5pm.

  • CMS invite you to to hear from an impressive panel of speakers to discuss the challenges female founders face, examine why investors seem to invest more readily in male-led businesses and consider what pro-active steps we can collectively take to encourage more diversity within the male dominated tech start-up environment. NB, CMS say: “CMS equIP is a virtual accelerator that supports UK tech start-ups. Founded 3 years ago, we now have over 65 members on our programme, but have noted that only minority of these businesses are founded and led by women. This has to change.” (25 April, 6pm, London)

  • Osborne Clarke are back with an update on advertising and marketing law .This is specifically aimed at in-house lawyers involved in marketing compliance and is sure to keep you in the good graces of the Advertising Standards Authority. (Apr 30, 9am, London)

  • The ACC are holding a Legal Operations webinar on 7 May. The focus is on “efficacy and efficiency” and speakers include David Griffin (Head of Legal, Governance and Systems at BT) and Ben Eason (MD, Head of Legal Transformation, Barclays). (7 May, 1pm UK)

Don’t forget, lots more on our Events page!

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Until next time!