Predicting court case outcomes with machine learning

Application of statistical methods, like machine learning, to analysing case law is becoming a key tool not only for academic research about the law, but also for legal practice and for access to justice initiatives (A2J). Unfortunately, the United Kingdom is lagging far behind the leading jurisdictions in access to the necessary data (especially: texts of court decisions, written arguments filed by litigants). Thus, our planned activities involve both digitisation and publication of some types of court judgments, as well as building algorithmic tools to understand better the law in action.

Mikołaj Barczentewicz
Research Director

Mikołaj Barczentewicz is the Hub’s Research Director and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law.