Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

If you read one report on ODR and digitalising tribunals, read this one

A London-based NGO has produced a paper on one area of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), The Digitalisation of Tribunals: what we know and what we need to know that deserves a wide readership –  internationally, domestically and within the Ministry of Justice. The Public Law Project has consistently punched above its weight since its foundation … Continue reading If you read one report on ODR and digitalising tribunals, read this one

Digital Leveraging: From Hastings To … the World

Hastings carries the legacy of having once been a fashionable Victorian south coast resort. That has left it with two funiculars and a pier. The latter has been recently saved with lottery money but is now – alas – in liquidation. Its failure flags the precarious economy of the town. There is noticeable renovation but almost … Continue reading Digital Leveraging: From Hastings To … the World

Online Courts: More Doubts in High Places

This is an shortened version of a letter to: Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice Ministry of Justice from Bob Neill MP, conservative MP and chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee. It indicates the growing level of concern at the online proposals; the court sales necessary to fund them; and the … Continue reading Online Courts: More Doubts in High Places

Online courts in England and Wales: six proposals to see off a gathering storm

The implementation of the online court programme in England and Wales is not going quite a smoothly as followers of Her Majesty’s Court Service blog on developments might believe. Not only are their signs of judicial unease at aspects of the programme – see the recent speech of the President of Tribunals – there are … Continue reading Online courts in England and Wales: six proposals to see off a gathering storm

The Danger of the Unexamined: courts, evaluation, and Agile

The dominance of Agile as a methodology for technological development may have an unintended consequence. The ‘Just do it’ approach can downgrade the importance of three critical elements in a any project management process: initial goal setting, consideration of principled implications; and critical evaluation of the final product. The result: success (if the application is … Continue reading The Danger of the Unexamined: courts, evaluation, and Agile