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Disruptive Innovation and Law: An Evolution Toward a Tech-Law World

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Brunel University London

Kingston Lane

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UB8 3PH

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Technological advances have had a significant impact on the legal landscape in recent years. Technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud services are regarded as powerful tools to boost the efficiency and productivity of the legal field.

The intersection between law and technology has therefore become a primary subject of discussion among scholars, legal professionals, scientists as well as innovators and technologist. Legal professionals question the extent to which technology influences their interaction with clients and affect their decision-making process. Scientists study the possible evolution toward the creation of a so-called ‘legal engineer’ and the significance of its role in a new legal landscape. Ethical questions as well practices are challenged. Innovators and technologists focus on developing new technologies that facilitate the future of the legal profession. Finally, academics discuss the relationship between technology and regulation by analysing challenges and opportunities provided by technology in the rule-making and oversight process.

This conference brings together all these issues. The debate will explore the increasing integration and use of new technologies in the legal world, and the scale of changes to law and the legal profession. This conference creates a ‘Law-Tech Arena’, as part of the Symposium, for key stakeholders to discuss the future of law and legal profession in connection with technological progress.

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09:30 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome, Professor Arad Reisberg, Head of Brunel Law School

10:30 Panel 1 - Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property

The development of AI technologies is changing the landscape of the law and legal profession, and this is particularly prevalent in the field of intellectual property (IP). This panel will address the regulation of AI and how that will impact IP law, IP clients and IP lawyers.

Chair: Simon Stokes, Partner at Blake Morgan and authro of Digital Copyright: Law and Practice (2009)

Professor Dinusha Mendis, Professor of Intellectual Propert and Innovation Law, Bournemouth University
Dr Hayleigh Bosher, Brunel Law School
Dr Paula Westenberger, Brunel Law School
Dr Noam Shemtov, Reader in IP and Technology, Queen Mary London

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel 2 -Technology, Legal Profession and Regulation

This panel addresses the integration of new technologies into legal services and discusses the challenges that this creates in relation to the work of solicitors and barristers and their clients, as well as whether regulators are equipped and skilled enough to deal with the 'techlaw world'.

Chair: Dr Francesco De Pascalis, Brunel Law School

Professor Paola Manes, University of Bologna
Dr Eleni Kaprou, Brunel Law School
Dr Pamela Nika, Brunel Law School

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Stakeholder Round Tables

The Stakeholder round tables brings together a range of leading specialists; academics, lawyers and scientists who will review the outcomes of the conference and discuss future implications of the increasing the intersection between law and technology.

18:00 Drinks reception

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