The Challenge of Access to Justice: moving beyond the hackathon

As the LegalTech market started to explode a few years ago, optimism grew that its impact would improve both commercial practice and access to justice. Alas, this has not really proved to be the case. A challenge fund established by Nesta and the Solicitors Regulation Authority is an attempt further to jumpstart strategic assistance to … Continue reading The Challenge of Access to Justice: moving beyond the hackathon

Language, technology and meaning at the Ministry of Justice

In the modern way, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) for England and Wales runs a number of blogs. This is generally a good thing; it allows a personal element to otherwise corporate communication; it means that staff can discuss their work informally to a general public. A recent post on the MOJ digital and technology … Continue reading Language, technology and meaning at the Ministry of Justice

Technology and Access to Justice: Asking the Questions

Got a minute? Help me out. I have taken on the task of preparing a questionnaire on the use of technology to assist access to justice for a range of different countries around the world. Methodologically, this sort of exercise is a nightmare. Get into the detail and the prejudices deriving from the drafter’s own … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: Asking the Questions

Access to Justice & Technology Summit

Technology is reshaping our lives by bringing new possibilities: chatbots helping people get access to government housing, dispute an airline charge, resolve problems with landlords; apps helping domestic violence victims call the police, ask for an ambulance, find a place to stay and launch a claim with one click; online courts making it accessible for … Continue reading Access to Justice & Technology Summit