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From Blockchain to Smart Contracts

Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways of doing business. This is particularly true when those different methods allow cutting of costs and removal of intermediaries and redundant processes. Using Blockchain systems to undertake business and using smart contracts is the way business is going. This course explains the how, what, why and when.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 1 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion


Blockchain has been a buzzword over the last decade. Many businesses are “kind of” aware it’s around and that it has something to do with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies but do not really understand what it is, how it works and why it matters. Without that basis, it’s impossible to understand the legal implications and the implications for the world of business and how it will be revolutionised through the use of smart contracts. This session carefully explains everything systematically and in layman’s terms.

Mark Weston is a leading IT lawyer and expert on Digital and IT Law having advised numerous business small, medium and large. He is the Head of the large IT law team at Hill Dickinson LLP and has 30 years’ experience in advising business on the law and practice of digital issues.

One key benefit of the session is, time permitting, the ability to ask him particular issues that may affect you and your business.

Benefits of the session

  • Learn about the things people most misunderstand about Blockchain (and Bitcoin!)
  • Understand how the technology and the law applicable to it affects your business
  • Get-to-grips with some of nuances of the technology and the law that affects it
  • Consider how Blockchain may be useful to you and the business you work for
  • Get up-to-date with an in-depth knowledge of the latest issues
  • Understand the pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Who is this programme for?

This programme has been specifically designed for those who deal with business in any way:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Compliance officers
  • Company secretaries
  • Board members
  • HR professionals 
  • Marketing professionals 
  • Anyone with an interest in new ways of doing business and/or new technologies

Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial. His practice covers all areas of commercial law and he has a wealth of industry experience having worked in-house at Hewlett Packard. He regularly appears on BBC1 and Sky News as a legal commentator.

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We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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