02 Nov 2023

CLLS launches new specialist Committee on Artificial Intelligence

The City of London Law Society (CLLS), the representative body for the City of London’s leading law firms and over 18,000 solicitors, is pleased to formally unveil its new specialist Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Working to coordinate the City’s response to AI, the CLLS AI Committee will be chaired by Simmons & Simmons’ Global AI Lead Minesh Tanna, an industry-recognised leader in the field.

Minesh has advised clients – including global technology companies, financial institutions and governments – on legal, regulatory and ethical issues relating to AI. He is a published author and regular speaker and lecturer on AI law.

Commenting on the new Committee and Minesh’s appointment, CLLS Chair Colin Passmore said:

“Adding to our 20 existing specialist Committees, this new body will immediately join and contribute to policy discussions around the regulation of AI and other legal issues relating to AI technologies. There are going to be some immense challenges arising out of AI, as well as opportunities. I am very pleased that Minesh, one of our industry’s recognised leaders in this field, will coordinate the response to AI of London’s leading firms and lawyers through this new CLLS Committee”.

For the law, the opportunities include automating manual tasks to save time and cost, improved access to justice, and – looking further ahead – perhaps AI-assisted negotiations. The challenges include ensuring the reliability and accuracy of AI, job displacement concerns, and meeting ethical standards and regulatory requirements in the legal industry.

The CLLS AI Committee will confront these opportunities and challenges head-on in order to provide guidance to our City members on what matters with this fast-moving and challenging technology.

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The City of London Law Society (CLLS) is the professional representative body for solicitors and law firms in the City of London, including all the largest national and international practitioners. Our membership takes in more than 18,000 City-based solicitors based in more than 60 firms.

Our specialist committees, events and campaigns bring together the expertise of leading practitioners across the sector – from data law, training, and employment to company law, ESG, and arbitration – and channel advice to regulators, the Government, lawmakers, and other important stakeholders.

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