British Columbia on the frontier:  the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Solution Explorer takes a step forward

The Solution Explorer, developed as an opening component of the Civil Resolution Tribunal  (CRT) in British Columbia, merits examination by anyone interested in either online small claims resolution or online legal assistance. For those who like visuals, there is an animated guide, put up in December, on Youtube. For those who are comforted by the … Continue reading British Columbia on the frontier:  the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Solution Explorer takes a step forward

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

There is not much that you can teach the Hague’s Institute for Innovation of Law ( HiiL) about marketing. It has just produced a glossy brochure in English on its work as a ‘Justice Accelerator’ over the last four years. This began with its Innovating Justice Awards in 2011 and transformed into the accelerator programme … Continue reading The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

Capturing Innovation and observing competition in Legal Services: the Law Society reports

The Law Society of England and Wales has published the latest assessment by a legal professional body of technological innovation in its members’ markets: Capturing Technological Innovation in Legal Services. The Society is running pretty well neck and neck in the field with the American Bar Association.  The Society published its last assessment of the … Continue reading Capturing Innovation and observing competition in Legal Services: the Law Society reports

Regulation and disruptive market innovation in legal services

Does innovation in the provision of legal services need new forms of regulation? That is the question behind a lot thinking in the arcane world of legal regulators, particularly in Europe. The OSCE (the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe whose brief runs from physical security to market competition) produced a discussion paper on … Continue reading Regulation and disruptive market innovation in legal services

Looking the Wolf in the Eye – The Rise of the Robots: technology and the threat of mass unemployment by Martin Ford

This book is scary, readable and worth looking at even by those who concern is tightly focused on an issue like legal services for people on low incomes. It has established itself as one of the classic in its field. Published in the autumn of 2015 by Oneworld Publications, it does not specifically cover the … Continue reading Looking the Wolf in the Eye – The Rise of the Robots: technology and the threat of mass unemployment by Martin Ford