is a partner who chairs the Firm's EMEA IP Practice Group and sits on the Firm's Innovation Committee and Machine Learning Taskforce. Ben's practice includes a mix of contentious and non-contentious work with a heavy technology focus, including acting on major IT disputes and regulatory advisory work for technology companies and users. Ben also has considerable technology-related lobbying experience. He is one of the market's leading experts on the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence, both generally and in particular on its application to the law, and he has done advanced academic research on the application of legal personality to artificial intellects. Ben’s cross-over IP and IT practice gives him a particularly unique perspective to deal with the commercial and legal issues that arise in the technology context. Ben is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate, having appeared in the Copyright Tribunal, High Court and County Court on behalf of his clients. He has published many articles relating to copyright law and is a member of the Society for Computers & Law (SCL), the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society (AALS), and the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA).