The new Dilemma: Can ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Replace Professionals in Courts and write Judgments in Public Law?


  1. When discussing AI’s role in replacing advocates and writing judgments in public law cases, it is important to recognise that this involves speculation about how AI’s future development, and is not rooted in AI’s current technological capabilities.[1]
  • Secondly, even assuming the technology enables AI becomes for advocacy or judging in the general run of civil cases, my experience as a Kings Counsel and Deputy High Court Judge suggests a cautious approach to whether AI can replace advocates or judges in public law cases, because of the particular nature of public law work.    
  • But I shall begin by saying something about what I mean by AI.

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Richard Clayton KC