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Jacob Turner

London, UK

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Practice Areas

General commercial litigation and arbitration, including banking and finance, civil fraud, white collar crime, professional negligence, insurance and technology with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.

Jacob has been described by clients as “phenomenal” and “an outstanding up-and-coming barrister”.

Current and recent work includes;

•Chelluri v Air India: Sole counsel to the defendant airline in a case concerning statutory compensation for flight delays and impact of Brexit on retained EU legislation. Currently on appeal to the Court of Appeal.

•Various Parties v Uber: Challenge in the Dutch Courts by drivers to the use of AI by Uber. Described in The Guardian as “a test case that could increase transparency for millions of gig economy workers across Europe.”

•Josiya & others v British American Tobacco plc & Others [2021] EWHC 1743 (QB): Acting for British American Tobacco in a major business and human rights class action brought by over 7,000 Malawi tobacco farmers. Led by Charles Gibson QC and Alex Barden.

•Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Others [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm): Commercial fraud claim for over £200m, culminating in a 12-week trial. Led by David Railton QC, Henry King QC, David Davies and James Sheehan.

Publications

Author of Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan), which has been cited by Lord Hodge and Lord Sales in extrajudicial speeches.

Contributing author to The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Sweet & Maxwell) and co-author, with Lord Mance, of Privy Council Practice (OUP).

Personal

Jacob has law degrees from Oxford (First Class) and Harvard.

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