Category Archives: digital strategy

Challenging Times

Two recent developments in London are significant both domestically and internationally. The first was the formal launch of the ‘Legal Access Challenge” by NESTA, once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. This is part of the £700,000 ($882,000) project overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The other is the creation of an … Continue reading Challenging Times

‘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

The Challenge of Access to Justice: moving beyond the hackathon

As the LegalTech market started to explode a few years ago, optimism grew that its impact would improve both commercial practice and access to justice. Alas, this has not really proved to be the case. A challenge fund established by Nesta and the Solicitors Regulation Authority is an attempt further to jumpstart strategic assistance to … Continue reading The Challenge of Access to Justice: moving beyond the hackathon

Technology and Access to Justice: Asking the Questions

Got a minute? Help me out. I have taken on the task of preparing a questionnaire on the use of technology to assist access to justice for a range of different countries around the world. Methodologically, this sort of exercise is a nightmare. Get into the detail and the prejudices deriving from the drafter’s own … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: Asking the Questions