Richard Susskind OBE is Chair of the Advisory Board and a Visiting Professor at the OII. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, and Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. His main research interests are legal technology, court technology, and the impact of AI on the professions. He is the author of ten books, including The End of Lawyers? (OUP, 2008), The Future of the Professions (with D Susskind, OUP, 2015), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (OUP, 2nd ed., 2017) and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (OUP, 2019). His work has been translated into more than 15 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and is an Honorary Professor at UCL and Emeritus Law Professor at Gresham College, London. In the mid-1980s, he wrote his doctorate in AI and law at Oxford University.

Research interests

  • Law

Positions held at the OII

  • Advisory Board Member, September 2002 –
  • Visiting Professor, June 2009 – Present


  • The Internet and the Administration of Justice

    Recorded: 1 November 2010

    Duration: 00:03:56

    Professor Richard Susskind discusses the main themes of his lecture in the OII's "Society and the Internet" lecture series, arguing that justice requires a shift from 19th century practices to Internet-enabled administration of justice.




  • Robots are taking our white collar jobs, too

    14 October 2015 Quartz

    In a forthcoming book, Richard and Daniel Susskind explore the future when, they predict, robots take over more of the professional work currently carried out by humans.