Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

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

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

Online Divorce takes a step forward: Pity about the PR 

The legal professional press displayed a somewhat carping tone in stories this week about plans to implement online filing in divorce cases. In Transforming Our Justice System, the Ministry of Justice has committed itself to a programme which will leapfrog England and Wales into world leadership of the drive for online filing, processing and determination. … Continue reading Online Divorce takes a step forward: Pity about the PR 

Online Dispute Resolution, Online Legal Services: the question of leadership

On Friday, a high level panel in the last session of a London conference on access to justice addressed the question of ‘strategy on a 10 year horizon’. Asked to identify the key issue, the majority of participants (who included the CEO of the Law Society and a senior judge) identified the question of who … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution, Online Legal Services: the question of leadership

BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal’s first decision: move along, not much to see here

The Civil Resolution Tribunal of British Columbia is one of the most world’s most advanced online dispute resolution projects within a formal court and tribunal structure. As such, it has attracted much interest and analysis – not least in previous posts here and here. The tribunal offers an online determination first of ‘strata disputes’ of … Continue reading BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal’s first decision: move along, not much to see here