Category Archives: digital and personal assistance

The Forward March of Digital Halted: or only checked?

The failure of the Rechtwijzer, the symbol of what was to be the brave new world of mass digital legal services aimed at those on low incomes, raises a question about the future. Were the digital  naysayers right? A recent post from veteran commentator and tireless compiler Delia Venables in her Internet Newsletter for Lawyers widens … Continue reading The Forward March of Digital Halted: or only checked?

Virtual Law Centres: virtues and viability

There is some curiosity, at least among some UK funders, at whether there might be anything in the idea of a virtual law centre. Let’s begin with a straightforward – if, by no means simple, – question. What would a successful one look like and what considerations would it raise? We need a definition. If you … Continue reading Virtual Law Centres: virtues and viability

Online Courts and Offline Assistance: the English Judge California Dreamin’

The relationship of face to face assistance with digital provision is one of the seven major themes identified below underlying current developments in the use of technology for access to justice. The recently published report on the structure of the English and Welsh courts written by Lord Justice Briggs raises with this issue. The report is … Continue reading Online Courts and Offline Assistance: the English Judge California Dreamin’