Honorary Professor, Gresham College, London
Chairman, Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information
IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice of England
Part-time Professor at Centre for Law, Computers and Technology, University of Strathclyde
Richard Susskind has specialized in legal technology for 25 years. He is an independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. He lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (1987), The Future of Law (1996), Transforming the Law (2000), The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (2005), and The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (2008). Additionally, he has written more than 100 columns for The Times.
Richard has advised on numerous government inquiries and, since 1998, has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England. In 2003, he was appointed by the Cabinet Office as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information. He holds law professorships at Gresham College in London and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Richard has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice. Richard lives in Radlett, England, with his wife and three children. His hobbies include running, golf, skiing, reading and cinema.