This report is a summary of a technical legal workshop held online on Thursday 17 June 2021 under the Chatham House rule. The workshop was hosted by The Legal Education Foundation (“TLEF”), as part of their Fairer Systems and Smarter Justice work programmes. The aim of the workshop was to support the Law Commission of England and Wales in their ongoing consultation on their 14th programme of law reform. This report summarises discussions held at the technical legal workshop and does not necessarily represent the views of The Legal Education Foundation or the invited speakers.


Nicholas Paines QC, Law Commission of England and Wales

Henni Ouahes, Law Commission of England and Wales

Professor Lilian Edwards, Newcastle University

Professor Rebecca Williams, University of Oxford

Stephen Bonner, Information Commissioner’s Office

Hetan Shah, British Academy

Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers

Jeni Tennison, Open Data Institute

Carly Kind, Ada Lovelace Institute

Organisations represented at the workshop included, the Alan Turing Institute, Brooklyn Law School, Careful Industries, the Centre for Data, Ethics and Innovation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Royal Statistical Society.

Reforming the law around the use of automated and assisted decision making by public bodies_ Report from a technical legal workshop

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