Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Pandemic forces Calgary legal clinic to change – for the better

Alison Abel of the University of Calgary in Canada reports on a similar response to Covid 19 by a university legal clinic going online to that reported from the UK by Exeter University’s Tia Matt. When Alberta’s courts closed in the third week of March to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the important work of Student … Continue reading Pandemic forces Calgary legal clinic to change – for the better

From ODR to Remote Courts: a story in six acts and much writing

Sometimes, it is good to look back and take stock of where you are. This is a collection of articles which cover the history of what we might now call ‘remote courts’ through close on five years. Just looking at the titles brings back the journey that we have travelled. For more detail, take a … Continue reading From ODR to Remote Courts: a story in six acts and much writing

July 2020 – the media and the main stories

July 2020: the main stories 2 July European Parliament and European Data Protection Supervisor call for moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement principles. 5 July Reports suggest that the purpose built Blackfriars Crown Court in South London has been sold for £65m for retail and residential accommodation has been sold in the latest virtual … Continue reading July 2020 – the media and the main stories

Richard Susskind in Conversation – remote courts need a Royal Commission level of investigation

How do you see the current state of play on court modernisation and remote hearings? The Covid 19 crisis has seen a rapid acceleration of three main alternatives to physical court hearings.  Video or audio hearings may be used fully or partially to resolve a case. The paper hearing provides a further option. This has … Continue reading Richard Susskind in Conversation – remote courts need a Royal Commission level of investigation