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AI and Legal Services

Wednesday 29th of November 2023 10:00

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Sherrard Room


09:45 ~ Doors Open
10:00 ~ Session
This event is expected to end at approximately 11:30

Event Details

This session will look at the impact of Artificial Intelligence on UK legal services, both at the Bar of England and Wales and in corporate law. The session will provide an overview of the current legislative and regulatory landscape; ethical considerations of using AI in legal work for those practicing at the Bar, and the current and future impacts of AI on legal research. 

Students will receive a 30-minute introductory lecture on legal AI. They will then be set a small research task, which they can complete independently as part of a team, using the commonplace Generative AI (GAI), ChatGPT, where they will use this software to attempt to answer a legal question. Whilst completing the task, they will be encouraged to complete a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis by way of getting them to consider the pros and cons of using newly emerging technologies in the process of legal research. 

Students will feedback their results and the session will end by looking at the impact of AI on legal databases such as Westlaw UK and LexisLibrary.

Details of the preparation required in advance of this session will be made available to ticket holders in due course, and at least one week before the session. You will be able to download it using the link at the top of this page. Please ensure that you prepare in good time.

The Library runs this training session on multiple occasions each year.  You are only permitted to attend this training once. If you attend this event having already attended a previous session the QS point will not be counted towards the requirement for Call to the Bar. The Education Department reserves the right to cancel your booking.

Who can Attend

This event is for members only. Whilst primarily aimed at Student members, there are a number of places available for Called members.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Aims:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Understand further the limitations and benefits of using AI in legal research.
  • Understand more clearly the current legislative framework in the UK surrounding AI.
  • Consider, deeply, the ethical issues of using AI-based technologies in legal work. 

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • TBC

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

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Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 two working days before the event.


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Disabled Access and Support

If you have questions about accessibility at the Inn or if you would like to request support, please email Laura Hacon.

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.