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Felix Boon

Member of the Durham Law School


Felix is a part-time PhD candidate. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature. He obtained his LLB and an LLM in Human Rights Law (Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde. He is a Scots-qualified solicitor and works in-house for a large insurer handling Professional Liability claims. He has a particular interest in the law on automated vehicles. He is a Steering Group member for BSI PAS 1882 on Data collection and management for automated vehicle trials for the purpose of incident investigation. His article on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 won the British Insurance Law Association Journal prize for 2020.


Current Research

Felix’s research focusses on the problems for product liability law posed by certain subsets of Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, he is interested in the technical challenge of establishing to the civil standard of proof that an individual product featuring an autonomous system caused damage. Particularly so where the internal processes of that product’s AI are opaque and its outputs can only be described stochastically. His research also explores whether the courts’ attitude towards epidemiological evidence in pharmaceutical product liability claims might help resolve these issues.