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Something for the English and Welsh

The Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year awards (LALYs) are seeking nominations for itheir ‘Access to Justice through IT’ award. This was first introduced three years ago and is sponsored by the Legal Education Foundation. This award is aimed at individuals or organisations who are using technology to increase access to justice for people of … Continue reading Something for the English and Welsh

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

Innovation, Technology and Regulation: a view from London

A conference in London this morning dealt with the relationship between regulation and innovation – particularly the increasing deployment of technology – in the market for legal services. It was held by the Westminster Legal Policy Forum and was essentially in two parts: consideration of proposals for more regulation and the state of innovation allowed … Continue reading Innovation, Technology and Regulation: a view from London

The Momentum Picks Up: a summary of technology and access to justice developments in the last quarter of 2016

LEF014 Winter Update_AW A review of developments over the last quarter of 2016 shows how the momentum of technological developments in the services of access to justice is picking up speed.  Seven themes emerge that are helpful in making sense of what is happening around the world. This is the most recent of a series … Continue reading The Momentum Picks Up: a summary of technology and access to justice developments in the last quarter of 2016

Five Best Background Books on the Impact of Technology

These are suggestions for the five best books to read on the general impact of technological change.  They  chart the background to more specific developments – such as those in relation to access to justice. First up are two classics: 1.   The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant … Continue reading Five Best Background Books on the Impact of Technology