Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

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

Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

The ‘death zone’, often quoted in the context of ascents of Mount Everest, is that area above 8,000 meters where you have limited time to achieve your objective – or you die. It is in my mind because I am currently ploughing through a rather tedious account of the 1920s attempts on the world’s highest … Continue reading Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

The onward march of algorithmic justice: a UK warning

You don’t want to get too deeply into the intricacies of UK Brexit immigration policy if you can help it. So, you might want to read the latest publication, Quick and Easy Justice, from the Public Law Project by Joe Tomlinson (praised in June for his general pamphlet Justice and the Digital State) as a … Continue reading The onward march of algorithmic justice: a UK warning