‘Expungement’ or ‘expunction’ are not words in the UK lawyer’s lexicon. They describe the legal process, to use a definition provided by the Legal Services Corporation, ‘that seals or removes certain criminal records through court petition’. The equivalent for us in England and Wales would be the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The … Continue reading You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward
Here in London, national pro bono week – celebrating its twentieth anniversary – is drawing to a close. Yesterday saw a discussion headed ‘Technology and Pro Bono: domestic and global perspectives’. This had a range of domestic speakers (full disclosure: including myself) and contributors abroad including Els Enenche from Nigeria and Cat Moon from the … Continue reading Pro Bono and Tech
Zoom (other brand names may apply) has come to dominate many of our lives during the Covid disruption. Many organisations and businesses are now grappling with the difficult issue of the future optimum mix between the virtual and the real in their internal organisation. The delivery of legal services raises much the same issues. Video … Continue reading Zoom: doom, gloom or boon?
Much innovative use of technology in the service of access to justice has proved pretty random. There are a number of reasons from this – many of them related to low levels of funding and relatively small institutional players. No doubt, much development will continue in this way, probably more so as the access to … Continue reading Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0
No one would actually want to spend time reading the Ministry of Justice’s recent response to a consultation on raising court fees – particularly if you are living out of the affected jurisdiction. Still less would you recommend anyone to peruse the accompanying four impact assessments and the Welsh translation. You get the gist if … Continue reading Court Digitalisation: Who Benefits?