The rise and proliferation of Generative AI in just the past few months has been one of the fastest and most significant technology developments of recent times.
Judging by the number of times we have been asked about, presented and advised on Generative AI issues in that time, it’s also clear there is significant interest in the legal issues it raises (and its potential impact on the legal profession).
As a firm, we decided that the impact of Generative AI on what we do is significant enough that it requires a policy to help us navigate the issues it raises. We also think it’s important to provide transparency to our clients and stakeholders about our approach to Generative AI and how we intend to use it.
So, we’ve decided to publish our Generative AI Policy.
In doing so, we hope not only to provide transparency about what we’re doing, but to assist others who are grappling with the issues raised by Generative AI. Our policy won’t be a template for everyone (or even every law firm) but we hope it’s a useful reference.
Equally, we’re open to feedback and debate about the principles reflected in the policy and the approach we are taking.
As we note in its introduction, the policy reflects our belief that Generative AI tools will augment lawyers, not replace them. Our humanity, empathy and ability to think strategically have always been – and will continue to be – our key assets.
At Hudson Gavin Martin we’re excited about the benefits that AI can bring to the legal profession when used in the right way. This policy is a small but important step for us in realising those benefits.
Access the Hudson Gavin Martin Policy on Use of Generative AI here.