Two Interactive Self Help Programmes in London and New York

Today, the Legal Action Group in London launches  MyPay.London, dealing with five employment issues ranging from unpaid wages to holiday pay. This provides a good opportunity to consider it alongside a more established US not for profit site designed to help users with the bankruptcy process, upsolve.org. The common point of both is that they … Continue reading Two Interactive Self Help Programmes in London and New York

Legal Aid in England and Wales: accentuating the positive

The Ministry of Justice has now published its review of legal aid cuts introduced through legislation passed in 2012 (hence, its formal title of Post Implementation Review of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ‘the LASPO review”) and an accompanying action plan ‘to deliver better support to people … Continue reading Legal Aid in England and Wales: accentuating the positive

Innovation and Justice in The Netherlands

HiiL (the Dutch institution best known for the innovative Rechtwijzer programme) held its 2019 innovating justice forum yesterday. This is the ninth in the series so there is a pretty well-honed machine that swings into operation. As ever, there was much that was impressive and at the heart of proceedings were a group of entrepreneurs … Continue reading Innovation and Justice in The Netherlands

Access to Justice and Modernising the Courts: the sound of one hand clapping

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service has replied today to the high level House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the access to justice evaluation of its court modernisation programme. Read it and hear the sound of one hand clapping. The command of the PAC was for the HMCTS ‘to write to the Committee … Continue reading Access to Justice and Modernising the Courts: the sound of one hand clapping

Back to the Engine Room: Seven Lessons on Implementation

The recently published Engine Room report has some helpful content on implementation of tech projects in an access to justice context. If you are involved in this field, you need it to read it yourself. This is a summary of seven lessons inspired by its content. The Engine Room analysis is mainly in quotes. Much … Continue reading Back to the Engine Room: Seven Lessons on Implementation