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AI experts for today, and for the future.

Nobody knows what the future will bring but you’re in safe hands with our AI team.  With a wealth of knowledge underpinning excellent advice and advocacy in emerging legal matters, we have extensive experience acting for the government, police forces, businesses and regulators on highly significant technology cases.

The full impact of AI on our world, from healthcare, to the job market, public sector decision-making and the productivity of many industries is still unknown, but we do know that alongside the benefits and opportunities, there are risks that must be carefully managed.

The regulation and legislation around AI remains ‘light touch’ in the UK, but will no doubt adapt as the technology itself and its applications do.

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Our team appears in courts and tribunals of all levels in some of the highest-profile cases involving AI. We deliver leading, cutting-edge advice daily on this complex and constantly evolving industry. This has included working with South Wales Police in the first legal challenge in the world on the use by law enforcement agencies of automatic facial recognition technology or AFR.

Our AI and technology experts provide practical, expert advice on all scenarios, from time-sensitive crisis management through to complex and high-value litigation. We recognise the sensitivities around AI, and the need to handle these matters with the highest levels of discretion and integrity.

Our specialists also regularly advise and provide training in this area. Many members of our AI team can accept instructions directly from companies or members of the public via Direct Access.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

AI Expertise

Data privacy and protection

GDPR, including in relation to data breaches

Civil claims concerning misuse of private information

Breaches of confidentiality

Defamation

Regulation of Investigatory Powers

Challenges to decisions by public authorities or the ICO

Public law

Employment

Disclosure of Information

AI Barristers

King's Counsel

Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Juniors (10+ years)

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Emma Price

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

Aimee Riese

Call 2016

David Messling

Call 2017

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

Paige Jones

Call 2021

Jack Palmer

Call 2022

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