Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

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

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