Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Chancellor of the High Court, is visiting Newcastle on 1st July 2019. He will be giving a Business and Property Courts Forum lecture at Northumbria University Law School. The event starts at 5.45pm registration for 6.15pm, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided from 5.45pm.
The talk will be on the rise of Smart Contracts, which one website describes as “The Blockchain Technology That Will Replace Lawyers”. The Chancellor does not take such a gloomy view - on the contrary, he sees that our jurisdiction is well placed to provide a legal infrastructure which gives parties sufficient confidence as to their rights and enforceability to enter into such agreements.
Mr Justice Snowden, who is to be the BPC's new VC, will also be at the lecture and would like to meet as many of you as possible. The talk, with questions, and possibly some words from Snowden J, is expected to last till 7.30.
The subject matter should be of interest to those in business and, for example, accountants. Quite apart from the subject matter, this is a good opportunity to meet the judges, each other, and exchange ideas.
HHJ Kramer has expressed his desire for the wider professional and business community to take part in BPC Forum lectures, so please approach any colleagues who work in relevant sectors and encourage them to come along.