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LLM, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

Learn Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law online with this postgraduate distance learning course - Find out more!

Start date: 6th January 2021 (Application deadline: 2nd December 2020)

Queen Mary University

Laura Edgar, LLB (Aberd)

Laura Edgar is the Director of the Distance Learning Programme in Computer and Communications Law and a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). She is also the convenor of the Electronic Commerce Law LLM and LLB options. She was case reviews editor of Electronic Business Law for eight years. She is also co-editor of Cross-Border Electronic Banking - Challenges and Opportunities (2000)


Dr Noam Shemtov

Dr Noam Shemtov is a Senior Lecturer in IP and Computer & Communication Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London. His interest areas include IP and the creative industries, IP and digitization and Open Source Software. He has recently managed a team of researchers in a research project on Open Source licences funded by Microsoft.

Noam is the LLM course convener for Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries. He is also the Programme Director of the Certificate in Intellectual Property programme.

Professor Chris Reed, BA (Keele), LLM (London), Professor of Electronic Commerce Law, Queen Mary University of London

Chris joined CCLS in 1987 and is responsible for the University of London LLM courses in Information Technology Law, Internet Law, Electronic Banking Law and Telecommunications Law. Chris has published widely on many aspects of computer law and research in which he was involved led to the EU directives on electronic signatures and on electronic commerce. From 1997-2000, Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, and in 1997-8 he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Chris participated as an Expert at the European Commission/Danish Government Copenhagen Hearing on Digital Signatures and represented the UK Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He is a former Director of CCLS, and from 2004 to 2009 was Academic Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences.

Professor Julia Hörnle, LLB (Leeds), PhD (London), Solicitor, MCIArb, Professor of Internet Law

Julia Hörnle joined Queen Mary, University of London in 2000. Julia trained with the international law firm of Eversheds, qualifying as a solicitor in 1999. She practised in their London and Brussels Offices before joining Queen Mary, University of London.

She is an expert in internet law, focusing on regulatory issues, consumer protection, jurisdiction and online dispute resolution.

Julia has taught internet law internationally, for the prestigious British Council funded European Young Lawyers Scheme at the College of Law and at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai and the University of Vienna. She holds a research position at Georgetown University in Washington DC and teaches a summer school in E-commerce Law for South Western Law School in Los Angeles. Julia speaks regularly at many international events.

Anne Flanagan, BA, JD, LLM, Professor of Communications Law, QMUL

Anne is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). She lectures on the University of London's traditional LLM courses in IT Law, Internet Law and Telecommunications Law as well as teaching distance learning courses in Privacy and Data Protection Law and European Communications Law. She is a New York State licensed attorney.

Before coming to Queen Mary, she practiced law for sixteen years as an associate with the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in New York and in the U.S. financial services industry. Her experience includes insurance regulatory compliance, appellate litigation and state government relations for providers of life, health and property/casualty insurance and pension products. Among her varied functions as Senior Counsel at TIAA-CREF, the world's largest private pension system, where she worked for seven years, Anne served as counsel to the IT divisions.

Professor Christopher Millard, LLB (Hons) (Sheffield), MA (Toronto), LLM (Toronto), Professor of Privacy and Information Law, QMUL and Bristows

Christopher has been teaching in the Centre on a visiting basis since 1986 and joined the faculty as a Professor in 2008. He has over 25 years experience in the technology and communications law fields and has led many multi-jurisdictional information governance and data protection compliance projects. 

Christopher is a Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford and a consultant to the law firm Bristows. Previous to this, Christopher was a partner at Linklaters and head of that firm’s global privacy practice. Prior to that he was at Clifford Chance for 18 years. He was a member of the OECD’s Steering Group on Contractual Solutions for Transborder Data Flows (2000-01) and since 2002 has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data.

Gavin Sutter, LLB, LLM (Queens, Belfast), Senior Lecturer in Media Law, Queen Mary University of London

Gavin Sutter read Honours Law at Queen's University, Belfast between 1994-1997. During 1997-98 he read for the LLM Degree of Computers and Law, graduating with distinction in December 1998 before joining the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in February 1999

Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London

Gaetano is a Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London.  He holds a degree in Law from LUISS Guido Carli Rome, an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and a PhD from Queen Mary University of London. He specialised in International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law, with particular emphasis on Copyright and Networking Technologies. Gaetano is a qualified Avvocato in Italy (Italian Bar Association – Rome).

Professor Ian Walden, BA (Nott), MA (Virginia), PhD (Nott Trent), Professor of Information and Communications Law, Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.

His publications include Cross-border Electronic Banking (2nd ed., 2000), E-Commerce Law and Practice in Europe (2001), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (3rd ed., 2009) and Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007).

Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, UNCTAD, UNECE and the EBRD. National Expert to the European Commission DG-Industry (1995-96). Board Member and Trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-2009). Ian is a solicitor and is Of Counsel to Baker & McKenzie and is on the Board of the Press Complaints Commission.

Professor Patrick van Eecke, Partner DLA Piper, Brussels and Professor of Law, University of Antwerp

Patrick Van Eecke is a partner in the Technology, Media & Commercial department of DLA Piper in Brussels. He advises telecommunication companies, internet service providers, software developers, governments and companies using IT and telecommunications facilities and services.

Patrick is a partner who holds the global co-chair of DLA Piper's international E-business practice group, steering its multijurisdictional E-business legal strategy. This entails focusing on Internet law, data protection, eCommerce and eGovernment.

Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London. Patrick is often asked to comment on Internet law related issues in national and international press.

Dr Tobias Mahler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers & Law, University of Oslo

Tobias Mahler currently focuses on research related to the Internet Governance Project (Igov2) at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL).
Teaching - Tobias teaches at the UiO and holds guest lectures at Queen Mary, University of London, King's College London, Stockholm University and Stavanger University.

Dr Martina Gillen, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Martina Gillen's current research focuses on Intellectual Property and IT Law and builds on a Ph.D that focused on ideas of community/customary law being developed into practical means of regulating online environments. She is particularly interested in Computer Misuse and the impact of Intellectual Property on software use and development. Martina also has a keen interest in jurisprudence and legal anthropology particularly legal evolution and the law of tribal peoples. Current research topics include regulation of non-commercial copyright infringement and intellectual property in the folkways of indigenous cultures.

Dr Boštjan Makarovič, Founder, Aphaia, London

Consultant specialising in two key areas ICT and environmental sustainability. I have been focusing on regulatory policy approaches and strategies that challenge outdated patterns of thinking. Employing inter-disciplinary knowledge of law, technology and policy, I created legislative solutions to deal with privacy issues in new electronic environments, engaged in capacity building that resulted in more productive and responsive regulatory bodies in multiple countries.

I am the founder of Aphaia, a consultancy using systems thinking to promote the principles of openness and sustainability. In constant pursuit of better policies and regulatory change, be that in the private firm or public context, we are currently exploring direct trade as a sustainable complement to commodity trade and means of protecting personal data in a world of big data and user mobility.

Toby Crick, Partner, Bristows, London

The primary focus of Toby's work at Bristows is on technology, communications and outsourcing projects where he has acted on both the client and supplier side in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications and life sciences. Toby also advises on other complex commercial transactions and he has particular expertise on deals involving the use and exploitation of technology and intellectual property.

Recent projects Toby has worked on include advising on all e-commerce, IT and IP aspects of the launch of a second generation social network and a range of IT and outsourcing projects for clients in the FMCG, financial services and telecommunications sectors. 

Toby has also gained in depth experience of advising clients on procurement strategies (e.g. supplier selection, pricing models and performance incentive mechanisms).