Classical Lessons from the Rechtwijzer: a conversation with Professor Barendrecht

The Rechtwijzer was – and remains – an important project whose one-time global eminence  and now demise merits a good deal of contemplation of the kind that Professor Maurits Barendrecht gave in a earlier post a couple of days ago. This was a development which, from its beginnings in 2007, set a new agenda for providers … Continue reading Classical Lessons from the Rechtwijzer: a conversation with Professor Barendrecht

Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Family law: distinct but similar  The delivery of family law has a number of particular characteristics. it is a major area of court activity and legal practice in almost all jurisdictions – reflecting the social prevalence of family problems. In 2020, there were just over 100,000 divorces granted in England and Wales. Throw in partners, … Continue reading Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Looking to the World

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL – best known for its early pioneering but ill-fated rechtwijzer) – continues in its role as technological development organisation. Its traditional jamboree in the Hague’s Palace of Justice moved online last week for ‘a demo day’ of their justice accelerator project. This showcased 18 startups from seven … Continue reading Looking to the World

Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0

Much innovative use of technology in the service of access to justice has proved pretty random. There are a number of reasons from this – many of them related to low levels of funding and relatively small institutional players. No doubt, much development will continue in this way, probably more so as the access to … Continue reading Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0

From ODR to Remote Courts: a story in six acts and much writing

Sometimes, it is good to look back and take stock of where you are. This is a collection of articles which cover the history of what we might now call ‘remote courts’ through close on five years. Just looking at the titles brings back the journey that we have travelled. For more detail, take a … Continue reading From ODR to Remote Courts: a story in six acts and much writing