The Liver Building

Artificial Intelligence: current developments for professionals – SOLD OUT


Speaker: Various

Date: Tuesday 30th January, 2024

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Areas of Law: Management

Liverpool John Moores University Legal Advice Centre
15-19 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AS

Course Code: S4775



Do you know what AI is and what it can do for your business?  Does the mention of it fill you with dread or turn you off – would you rather it was someone else’s problem?  Many professional service firms are already using AI in its various forms and it is promised to revolutionise the world of work and make our businesses more efficient, in the not so distant future.  if you’d like to know more about what AI is and what it could be used for in your business, with some live examples and practical help, then this event is for you.

The panel discussion will focus on what people are or are not currently using in terms of tech, how practice may be impacted/changed, the challenges and ethical/practical issues that may arise during this process and what this means for those of us educating future lawyers/students going into the working world.

To be chaired by Rachel Stalker of LJMU & with current panel members confirmed; Rebecca Jobling from Lewis Silkin, Dr. Jennifer Graham from LJMU, Paul Cherpeau from Liverpool Chamber, Derek Tierney from ‘Think-Mad’ & Paul Twigg from CMS.

This in-person event is for legal and business professionals, students & anyone in industry interested in AI and its implications for professional practice.

Timings will likely be as follows: 4-4.15pm  Arrival/registration & refreshments, 4.15 – 5.15pm Panel discussion &

5.15 – 6pm Demo(s) & networking including a complimentary glass of wine



Speaker Biographies

Paul Cherpeau is the Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce in Liverpool. He joined the Chamber as a Graduate in 2006 and has substantial experience across the business including the delivery of membership, marketing, policy, trade and training services to businesses. As Chief Executive Paul’s job is to ensure the Chamber is undertaking its mission and purpose, to represent the commercial interests of Liverpool businesses and enable them to connect, support and thrive. Paul’s role varies from oversight of the Chamber operations, connecting with city partners on all issues connected to the economy and supporting and engaging individual businesses within the business network. He also represents a business voice on several external organisations boards including MSIF, Liverpool BID Company, Hugh Baird College and Liverpool City Council’s Education Improvement Board.

Dr Jennifer Graham completed her LLB, LLM and PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. She has worked as a Senior Cybersecurity Policy Advisor at the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and is now a full time Lecturer in Law at LJMU. Jennifer’s PhD thesis and research interests focus on the regulation of artificial intelligence, including the ethical and legal implications of its use. She has presented papers at conferences on this subject and is published in this area. She has also acted as a co-investigator on the Greater Manchester AI-Foundry Project. Her most recent publication is Lui A. 2021. FinTech, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Regulation and Crime Prevention Lui A, Ryder N. Routledge 9780367897659 DOI Publisher Url”.

Rebecca Jobling is a Managing Practice Development Lawyer in Lewis Silkin’s market leading employment team, a team she joined in 2007. The practice development lawyers help keep colleagues and clients up to date on changes in the world of employment law and policy. The last year has brought a new focus on AI and the impact this has had and may have on the workplace. Becky has a particular interest in this area and has written about the topic for publications including Practical Law.

Rachel Stalker (chairperson) Reader in Clinical Legal Education at Liverpool John Moores University (Associate Professor). Founder of the award-winning pro Bono Legal Advice Centre. Director at Liverpool Law Society, Trustee of Aspire Liverpool.

Derek Tierney is the Sales & Marketing Director for Think Mad. Having spent over 25 years working in Sales, Marketing, and Media, working with the likes of Vodafone, BT, Insider Media, and now Think Mad, he has seen some amazing changes in how we do business.

Paul Twigg is an Associate in the Manchester office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.  Paul has over ten years of experience of advising clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  Paul acts for both Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims, defamation claims, commercial fraud claims, professional negligence claims, shareholder and director disputes and technology and IT disputes. Paul is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and has a keen interest in legal technology and IT/Technology disputes, is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and has successfully completed the SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme.   Paul is also a strong supporter of CMS’ pro-bono activities. 


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Non-member £10
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