Charting the Perils of the Future

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a report on the key trends shaping the world and, in particular, solicitors’ practices over the next decade. There was not much support for the initiative to be seen in the 65 comments on the Law Society Gazette website. Anonymous at 9.10pm on 9 June pretty … Continue reading Charting the Perils of the Future

Will Technology advance access to justice? It depends. And not on the technology.

It is a sobering thought. But, many countries of the world may have passed the moment of ‘Peak Justice’. That is the time when the greatest proportion of their population had access to sufficient information, advice and assistance to identify and resolve their legal problems. Throw in the waves of new poor likely to be … Continue reading Will Technology advance access to justice? It depends. And not on the technology.

Legal Help Journeys: Analysis and Inspiration from Australia

JusticeConnect, the innovative Australian Not for Profit, has produced an interesting website, Joining up Justice.  It is worth a look by anyone thinking about how to communicate legal information to users. The site is the culmination of five years work – latterly funded by the Victoria Legal Services Board. It is presumably linked to the … Continue reading Legal Help Journeys: Analysis and Inspiration from Australia

Making Claims and Learning Lessons on Using the Internet: British Columbia shows up England and Wales

A new Guide to Making a Claim to small claims relating to road accidents in England and Wales raises some interesting – and, indeed, generally relevant – issues about online provision of portals and assistance. The guide is an online booklet of 64 pages giving information on a new Official Injury Claim online service to … Continue reading Making Claims and Learning Lessons on Using the Internet: British Columbia shows up England and Wales

Remote Services: a must-read guide for all

Providing legal services remotely: a guide to available technologies and best practices is published by a consortium of organisations. These happen to be institutions particularly concerned with the delivery of legal aid in developing countries: DLA Piper’s New Perimeter, Open Society Justice Initiative and  the Legal Empowerment Network run by Namati. However, Covid and financial pressures … Continue reading Remote Services: a must-read guide for all