Event information

Date: Wed 20 Mar 2024 Time: 6.00pm - 11.00pm Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR

Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the landscape of legal services, presenting both opportunities and challenges. Join us at the Edinburgh GC Forum in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard to delve into these developments. This event will offer invaluable insights into the latest AI technologies impacting the legal sector, with a focus on practical applications and emerging concerns. We will engage in a lively discussion about the legal and commercial implications of AI in the legal field.

Attendees can look forward to gaining knowledge from a panel of distinguished in-house counsel based in Scotland, who will share their experiences and viewpoints on AI’s influence and its future trajectory in the legal industry.

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • Enhancing in-house legal operations: Streamlining processes, boosting efficiency, and refining decision-making through AI.
  • Adaptation strategies: How in-house legal teams and their external law firm partners are integrating AI tools to meet evolving demands.
  • Assessing value: Balancing expectations with the actual outcomes of AI implementation in legal contexts.
  • Navigating regulatory landscapes: Establishing governance frameworks to manage AI-related risks.
  • Skill development: Tactics for equipping in-house legal teams with the skills needed to effectively utilize AI technologies.


To be confirmed


Lynsey Walker, partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Lynsey heads the Finance Litigation team in Scotland, specialising in banking, insolvency, commercial and property litigation. Lynsey acts on behalf of leading banks and building societies in the pursuit of claims against surveyors and solicitors and also has experience settling finance disputes at mediation and advising on Financial Ombudsman Service complaints. She is also a Solicitor Advocate appearing regularly in the Court of Session, as well as in the Sheriff Courts.

Ross McKenzie, partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Ross leads a number of FTSE100 client work in the data protection space and is the firm’s Head of Digital Retail.  He holds a masters in IT and telecoms law (with distinction) and is a certified data protection practitioner having advised in the data protection space for just over 15 years. Ross also advises on commercial contracting, intellectual property licensing, and IT outsourcing.

Kerry Westland, head of innovation & legal technology, Addleshaw Goddard

Kerry is the Head of the Innovation Group at Addleshaw Goddard and is responsible for the Innovation & Legal Technology, Addleshaw Goddard Consulting and Research & Knowledge Services Teams focusing on delivering new and innovative services lines to client. The Innovation Group at Addleshaw Goddard helps to support General Counsel and Heads of Legal Operations and their teams to optimise their use of legal tech and maximise their return on investment. As well as working with lawyers across Addleshaw Goddard to help deliver more imagination and more impact to their clients, Kerry’s practice includes working collaboratively alongside General Counsel and Legal Operations teams to: cut through the hype to understand the best legal technology options for their teams; align their technology strategy with their legal operations strategy and goals; make better use of products they have already purchased; and–make legal technology deliver impact for them.


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