All posts by Roger Smith

MADE in Boston; replicable around the world?

Quinten Steenhuis  MADE is a wizard-like online interview developed by me at Greater Boston Legal Services that helps tenants who are being evicted. It can be completed on a smartphone or desktop computer completely without the help of a lawyer. It covers 300 questions and it educates tenants about their rights, helps tenants file paperwork, … Continue reading MADE in Boston; replicable around the world?

Online Dispute Resolution: an international snapshot

Ellie Brown The Cambridge Pro Bono Project was delighted to take up the suggestion from Roger to look internationally at proposals to develop Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) in the courts. The pro bono project was established within the Faculty of Law in 2010 to provide a vehicle for graduate law students at the University of … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution: an international snapshot

‘Tech-celeration’: lessons from another island state

For Brexit- beleaguered Brits, Singapore should be a bit of a role model. It is a small island economy that has made a success of independence from its larger neighbours. There are, of course, significant differences. For a start, Singapore is very clear about its global role and does not hanker for an imperial past. … Continue reading ‘Tech-celeration’: lessons from another island state

Tribunals and Continuous Online Resolution: the devil in the detail

One of the genuine innovations promised for the tribunal modernisation programme in England and Wales is ‘Continuous Online Resolution’. This is now formally provided for in the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill introduced in the House of of Lords this month. Clause 1 provides for designated proceedings ‘to be conducted, progressed or disposed of … Continue reading Tribunals and Continuous Online Resolution: the devil in the detail