Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Lessons from Shoreditch: LegalGeek, the tin man and access to justice

Over the last couple of days, LegalGeek has held two conferences in London. Both were sell outs – 2000 at the general and 200 at the specialist gatherings. The main one was the third in an annual series with last year’s reported here. The subsidiary day was a new venture – orientated toward design. Both … Continue reading Lessons from Shoreditch: LegalGeek, the tin man and access to justice

Law, Access to Justice and Technology – Back to Basics

Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned. I have been seduced by the promise of sophisticated applications, artificial intelligence, guided pathways and other advanced uses of an increasingly interactive internet. And, reviewing progress within a financially hard pressed legal services sector, I have paid insufficient attention to the basics: the installation of productivity tools and … Continue reading Law, Access to Justice and Technology – Back to Basics

Online Court Plans: now you see them – now you don’t

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), responsible for court administration in England and Wales, pays considerable attention to public presentation of its online court modernisation programme, which it boasts as the most ambitious in the world. The previous blog  questioned its somewhat relentless optimism. Now, we discover (credit here for Legal Futures that first raised this) … Continue reading Online Court Plans: now you see them – now you don’t

Online Small Claims: three more jurisdictions enter the field – in Utah, Ohio and Victoria, Australia

At least three jurisdictions around the world have recently begun the process of implementing small claims court pilots or programmes. In doing so, they are raising implicit questions for Her Majesty Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in England and Wales. Their entry means that, with the addition of British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, we now … Continue reading Online Small Claims: three more jurisdictions enter the field – in Utah, Ohio and Victoria, Australia