This episode is hosted by Jacob Turner and is a recording of an in-person event hosted in June 2023. The event was the first in the Fountain Court Academy series, a programme of events conceived, hosted and managed by juniors at Fountain Court.

The event focused on the use of artificial intelligence in dispute resolution, both now and in the future. Joining Jacob in the discussion are:

  • Sir Marcus Smith: A Judge in the High Court Chancery Division and Chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal who has presided over several cases which involve algorithms and AI.
  • Sana Khareghani: Former Head of the UK Government Office for AI and now a Professor of Practice in AI at King’s College London and one of the most sought-after speakers internationally on the topic of the regulation of AI.
  • Andrew Denny: Partner at Allen & Overy who leads the firm’s global Business & Human Rights practice and is a member of its AI Steering Group as well as an active participant in its trial of Harvey AI.
  • Patricia Shaw: Founder and CEO of Beyond Reach Consulting and an international advisor on tech ethics policy, governance and regulation as well as an experienced lawyer who has held positions in various AI associations.

During the session, the speakers discussed the definition of AI, its benefits and perceived drawbacks and the potential future uses of the technology. They also covered experiences of the technology in practice and spoke about how AI should or shouldn’t be used in litigation. The panel also discussed UK regulation of AI and how this compares to EU equivalents.

For more information about Fountain Court’s AI and broader technology-related experience, please see here.