All posts by Roger Smith

Queensland’s community legal centres tell it like it is: technology in Australia’s sunshine state

Two Australian academics have done us a favour. Stebin Sam of Griffith University and Ashley Pearson of the University of the Sunshine Coast have published a paper recording the views on the use of technology of ten people involved in the state’s community legal centres (CLCs). The broad picture is that the Queensland’s 33 CLCs … Continue reading Queensland’s community legal centres tell it like it is: technology in Australia’s sunshine state

Neota Logic: The Promise of No Code Applications and the Pursuit of Fun

Neota Logic has announced the launch of the Beta version of a new product in December. This is to be called Canvas and will deploy ‘AI-powered automation to digitize your expertise and deploy professional web applications in minutes’. The idea is that any amateur can produce their own professional-standard application. We know little about detail … Continue reading Neota Logic: The Promise of No Code Applications and the Pursuit of Fun

That was the Month that Was: October 2019 

1 October  A report on operation of EU initiative on ODR and ADR on cross-border consumer cases featured in EUreporter. ‘The Online Dispute Resolution platform has attracted more than 8.5 million visitors and 120,000 consumer complaints since its launch in 2016. Moreover, it has led to direct settlement in up to 42% of cases. As regards Alternative Dispute … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: October 2019 

Access to Justice, Human Rights and Technology: from Russia with Love

A conference in St Petersburg entitled ‘New Technology and the Law – a Human Rights perspective’ earlier this week provided an opportunity for a summary of the current state of the use of technology in relation to access to justice.  The conference was organised by the UK-based lawyers organisation Citizens Watch International. Most of the discussion … Continue reading Access to Justice, Human Rights and Technology: from Russia with Love

Parliamentary committee backs definition of access to justice

This post was originally placed on the Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) site  and written by Natalie Byrom. The influential, cross party Justice Select Committee has called on the Ministry of Justice to evaluate the impact of court reform against the legal standard of access to justice summarised in TLEF’s “Digital Justice” report. HMCTS must act now … Continue reading Parliamentary committee backs definition of access to justice