Daniel Hoadley

Head of Design & Research, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR)

Daniel leads R&D at England and Wales’ official law reporting agency, the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting and is director of ICLR’s research lab, ICLR&D.

Daniel’s research focuses on the application of natural language processing and graph theory to case law. In 2019 he developed Blackstone, an open source Python library and model for performing named-entity recognition and text classification on judgments and other unstructured legal texts.

Daniel was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Inner Temple in 2009 and prior to his current role worked as a legal journalist in the Queen’s Bench Division and Court of Appeal where he covered globally high-profile cases, including the now notorious Twitter Joke Trial, Julian Assange’s failed extradition appeal and cases involving the alleged torture of Iraqi civilians by members of the British Armed Forces. He has contributed articles for a range of legal and general news outlets, including The Times and the Guardian newspapers.

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