Court Modernisation: what was the point again?

The star of a recent conference on the court modernisation programme from the Westminster Legal Policy Forum was Yvonne Gallagher, the National Audit Office’s (NAO) digital transformation officer.  She was announced as going to say ‘from her point of view, it’s all about money’. The NAO has, indeed, hammered the programme and its sponsoring department … Continue reading Court Modernisation: what was the point again?

The US, technology and access to civil justice: the top ten lessons for a passing Brit

What are the top ten themes in the ongoing development of technology in access to justice to be gleaned from last week’s Legal Services Corporation conference? This is my selection. They are unavoidably coloured by the prejudices and experience of a Brit. The full nuance of the local may well not have been appreciated.  Anyway, … Continue reading The US, technology and access to civil justice: the top ten lessons for a passing Brit

Process, scientific methodology and the empirical approach: Day Two of the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology conference

A unifying thread for the second day of the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology conference might be ‘process’. A word of caution here. A fellow delegate tweeted about yesterday’s piece on the first day. This, he said, ’gave me a look at an entirely different conference from the one that I’m attending’. He did … Continue reading Process, scientific methodology and the empirical approach: Day Two of the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology conference

The Power of Video: Day 1 of the 2021 Innovations in Technology Conference

The standout theme of the first day of the Legal Services Corporation’s technology conference for me was the power of video. There could be a personal judgement with a degree of confirmation bias (I identified this as one of the five big trends in access to justice and technology in a piece earlier this week). … Continue reading The Power of Video: Day 1 of the 2021 Innovations in Technology Conference