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Lawrence Akka QC co-authors the first English law book on IT project disputes

Lawrence Akka QC is the co-author with Steven Baker (Cadwalader) and Rachel Glass (Bird & Bird) of 'IT Contracts and Dispute Management' the first English law book on IT project disputes. The book is available from Edward Elgar Publishing in March 2018.

The authors draw on extensive personal experience of successfully managing IT project disputes from their initial stage through to resolution through a range of dispute resolution mechanisms. The text offers a practitioner’s-eye view of both the impact of those issues and how to resolve them or minimise their effect.

Key features covered by the text include:

• Guidance on all stages of a technology project presented in the order in which they typically occur

• Discussion of the tender process, preparation of contract terms and project delivery

• Advice on how to manage commonly occurring issues, such as delayed delivery

• Insight into potential methods of project ‘resuscitation’ when difficulties arise

• Advice on ‘end of project’ issues, including termination options, formal resolution of disputes and quantification of losses

• First-hand insights drawing on the authors’ extensive personal experiences throughout

This book will be a valuable resource for lawyers in private practice who are advising clients on the avoidance or resolution of disputes arising from IT projects as well as in-house legal counsel who advise that part of their business responsible for procuring, supplying, or managing an IT project.

The print edition is available to purchase here.

The electronic version can be found here where have complimentary access to one chapter.

The publisher's flyer can be viewed below.

If you would like to receive a discounted copy please contact Tamara McCombe or Deborah King in the 20 Essex Street Marketing Team.

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