Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has a lot to offer nearly every sector. We deliver experienced legal insight backed by an unusually deep understanding of the technology that underpins these ground-breaking tools.

Software engineering, data science, use of AI in the Enterprise, AI ethics and risk management?
Definitely our thing.


Many of our clients – from large tech and pharma companies to new market entrants – are either already using software and services powered by machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques or are planning to in the near future.

We help them progress their projects to develop, procure, implement and/or use AI.

Our corporate and commercial work includes advising on intellectual property matters, data protection and regulatory advice, drafting bespoke contracts for the licensing (in and out) of machine learning models and their outputs, as well as strategic advice on how to structure AI-focussed collaborations, partnerships and long-term AI services arrangements.

We are also at the forefront of the generative AI revolution, working with major technology clients bringing products to market, as well as helping a wide range of enterprise clients understand and adapt to generative AI technology, including assisting them with internal risk management issues and the production of governance processes.

In the digital health space, we have a particular focus on the legal aspects of how to develop and deploy AI tools effectively when using medical and patient data. Bristows acts at the intersection of Life Sciences and Technology and the use of AI in medical device and drug development is a prime example of how our expertise across these two sectors provides our clients with leading-edge advice.



This section is where, from time-to-time, we make available reports, analysis and other client-facing guidance relating to AI and machine learning.



Data Protection & Generative AI
In the very first episode of Bristows’ data protection podcast, Legitimately Interesting, data protection experts Hannah Crowther, Faye Harrison and Jamie Drucker look at the data protection issues surrounding the adoption of Generative AI.

Generative AI
In these two episodes of The Roadmap, our technology law podcast, we discuss the legal risks associated with generative AI, Large Language Models and Foundation Models as well provide some practical takeaways for those looking to implement these technologies into their own organisations. Followed by an overview of how businesses are starting to deploy generative AI, together with a practical set of tips for any companies considering bringing generative AI into their business.

Events and recordings

Our team of artificial intelligence experts often share their knowledge and insights at events which are either hosted by Bristows or other leading voices in the sector.



At Bristows, we are passionate about AI! Read our articles, blog posts and other commentary to keep up with the latest legal and regulatory developments relating to AI and machine learning. Brought to you by one of the leading AI legal teams in the UK.

Key contacts

As well as our experience and industry commentary, the extent of our expertise in this area is reflected in the breadth, and depth, of our AI team, which extends across the firm. Our dedicated AI Committee meets regularly to discuss legal and market developments, allowing us to collaboratively spot opportunities, and challenges, for our clients no matter the legal issue or sector affected.