Category Archives: advice

‘We were due to open an office in St David’s Station’ – Tia Matt talks about Exeter University’s  Community Law Clinic and the impact of Covid 19

I practised law in the United States and moved to Europe in 2010. We moved to Exeter in 2013: my husband is an astrophysicist here. I was always interested in teaching and got a post in the law department.  A couple of us convinced the university to set up a law clinic – which we … Continue reading ‘We were due to open an office in St David’s Station’ – Tia Matt talks about Exeter University’s  Community Law Clinic and the impact of Covid 19

Getting through this and moving forward – learning and sharing in a time of coronavirus

Dr Simon Davey. The sun is shining and the world is moving on but these are definitely odd times. It’s heartening to see how quickly we’re adapting and keeping all the important things going. The pace of change has never been greater and contributions are coming together to resolve issues and share options. So after … Continue reading Getting through this and moving forward – learning and sharing in a time of coronavirus

The Citizens Advice Service’s Strategic Framework: some answers and some questions

The Citizens Advice Service of England and Wales has set out its strategic framework until 2022. This kind of document is now pretty routinely produced by organisations in the public and not for profit sector. In the hands of government in particular, there is  often a struggle between a clarity of strategy and an opacity … Continue reading The Citizens Advice Service’s Strategic Framework: some answers and some questions

A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

The Open Society Justice Initiative and The Engine Room have done a brilliant job by respectively commissioning and writing Technology for Legal Empowerment: a global review. The authors have sought to list and categorise as much provision around the world as they could (the subject of this post). They also have useful observations on how … Continue reading A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

Design Principles: name the ways

A UK not for profit, the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST), has come up with a set of ten design principles for charities building digital services.  This is s pretty crowded field and there are a bewildering list of examples or principles for various specific variations of design. CAST decided that charities needed … Continue reading Design Principles: name the ways