Disinformation in international disputes – London International Dispute Week 2023

Litigation and Dispute Support

Last week we hosted a fascinating discussion about disinformation in international disputes with 3VB and BIICL (British Institute of International and Comparative Law) as part of London International Dispute Week 2023.

A huge thanks to our panellists Ali Malek KC of 3 Verulam BuildingsPersephone Bridgman Baker of Carter-Ruck, Charlotte Henschen of RPC- law firm and Dr Sara Razai of BIICL and for the sizeable audience who asked some extremely challenging and thought provoking questions!

The panel, moderated by our London Head of Litigation Support Alex Just debated a wide range of topics including:

👉 The challenges of identifying disinformation material online in a world where so much data is now decentralised.
👉 Whether or not judges and arbitrators are influenced by narratives which litigating parties might try to push through the media or one-sided case websites.
👉 Whether courts in London were well placed to deal with injunctive remedies that victims of disinformation might seek to protect their reputations or the integrity on ongoing proceedings.
👉 The troubling rise of deep fake videos of legal proceedings and the impact remote video hearings might have on this trend.

Overall, there was a consensus that lawyers, judges, and litigation support professionals all need to keep on top of technological and regulatory developments as Large Language Models have the potential to massively increase the volume and spread of disinformation connecting to high value or high stakes international disputes.

Looking forward to seeing many of our international guests back in London for LIDW 2024!