Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Richard Susskind, Harvard Law School and Remote Courts:  The Lamborghini and the Brits

Harvard Law School has clearly cottoned on to the value of Richard Susskind. Earlier this year, they gave him a virtual book launch for Online Courts and the Future of Justice. And apparently got a world wide audience of over 1,000. On Friday, its Center on the Legal Profession had him back again to front … Continue reading Richard Susskind, Harvard Law School and Remote Courts:  The Lamborghini and the Brits

An Australian Initiative Tested by Essex Vegetables

JusticeConnect is a feisty Australian legal NGO that has come up with a number of interesting technological innovations in the access to justice field. This month, it has announced a Not-for-Profit Rules Tool which, for both personal and professional reasons, has got me rather excited. This is because I mix an interest in technology with … Continue reading An Australian Initiative Tested by Essex Vegetables

COVID 19 and Legal Aid: the benefits of Anglo-American comparison

Global epidemics make cross-national comparisons of public policy easier. At its most brutal, the relative body count invites a comparative analysis of public health policy. The legal system of each jurisdiction has had to respond to what are essentially identical problems. So, you can learn quite a lot from attempts to account for the impact … Continue reading COVID 19 and Legal Aid: the benefits of Anglo-American comparison

September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

1 September Scottish government announces funds for technology in the service of debt advice: ‘More than £2.4 million will be distributed among a number of advice organisations to expand their services and invest in more effective methods to help individuals with problem debt. The investment will assist projects offering face to face advice using video … Continue reading September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

University House and its legal advice portal

University House is one of the longest established legal advice agencies in London. It was established in 1941 in the centre of London’s East End as part of the University Settlement movement which brought middle class students into working class areas to provide assistance and support.  The Legal Advice Centre began part-time, originally to advise … Continue reading University House and its legal advice portal