Tag Archives: Ministry of Justice

Online Courts:  unintended consequences; unconsidered transparency?

The creation of an online court for England and Wales merging tribunal and court jurisdictions will bring a greater degree of transparency to some of the murkier areas of currently different jurisdictions and, indeed, invite some international comparison on our government’s efficiency. First, in relation to social security claims, there is what is little short … Continue reading Online Courts:  unintended consequences; unconsidered transparency?

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Just: Transcription, a London-based start up social enterprise rejected by the Ministry of Justice for a contract for tech-based court judgement transcription because of its precarious finances as a newly formed organisation, has secured funding from a prestigious social tech foundation to develop its work. The story of Just:’s rejection by the Ministry is told … Continue reading It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

A Social Enterprise, A Ministry of Justice and A Failed Attempt at Innovation

Rachael Mpashi-Marx, Director of Just:, recounts a frustrating experience with the Ministry of Justice for England and Wales which illustrates the wider issue, very likely relevant to the demise of the Retchtwijzer in The Netherlands, of conflicting cultures between innovators and government departments.  Perhaps we were naive to take them at their word, or maybe we are just … Continue reading A Social Enterprise, A Ministry of Justice and A Failed Attempt at Innovation