Dr Henry Fraser

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD (University of Oxford, 2018)

Dr Henry Fraser completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2018. His research is about how to use and develop civil liability laws to promote responsible automated decision-making (ADM). His work aims to:

  • strengthen incentives for good practice in ADM by clarifying to developers and deployers their legal responsibilities (and risks);
  • map out pathways for victims of ADM-caused harms to achieve redress; and
  • identify the best targets for regulatory intervention.

His experience straddles the scholarly and practical. He has more than 10 years’ experience as a practising lawyer, and specialises in tech law, information regulation, intellectual property and privacy. He has practised both in a top tier firm, and in innovative, ‘new law’ practices. He is a co-founder of Treescribe, a contract automation startup, and he was a leading contributor to Lawpatch.org, a multi-jurisdictional collection of open-source contract clauses, designed to be incorporated by reference into contracts via hyperlinks. He maintains active links with the legal profession and the legal technology community.