Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Australian report emphasises what works approach to self help

An Australian study emphasises the need for research on ‘what works, for whom and for what’ in relation to self help materials, digital or otherwise. The report was published by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales in its December Justice Issues and written by Hugh M. McDonald, Suzie Forell and Zhigang Wei. The study has … Continue reading Australian report emphasises what works approach to self help

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

Court reform evaluation: from Bentham to Byrom

Dr Natalie Byron is the Director of Research and Learning at the Legal Education Foundation After a three month placement with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), Dr Byrom has written, and the foundation published, her ’29-point plan for tackling digital exclusion, and ensuring the government’s £1bn court reform programme delivers access to justice for … Continue reading Court reform evaluation: from Bentham to Byrom

The Law Society, Technology and Access to Justice: a memo from a ghost

The Law Society has just published a report on Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law. Oddly enough (well, it seems pretty odd to me), I was once responsible for the Society’s research department. This is the memo I would send to the appropriate committee if I were to return. The Society published … Continue reading The Law Society, Technology and Access to Justice: a memo from a ghost