The Law Society, Technology and Access to Justice: a memo from a ghost

The Law Society has just published a report on Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law. Oddly enough (well, it seems pretty odd to me), I was once responsible for the Society’s research department. This is the memo I would send to the appropriate committee if I were to return. The Society published … Continue reading The Law Society, Technology and Access to Justice: a memo from a ghost

Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

The ‘death zone’, often quoted in the context of ascents of Mount Everest, is that area above 8,000 meters where you have limited time to achieve your objective – or you die. It is in my mind because I am currently ploughing through a rather tedious account of the 1920s attempts on the world’s highest … Continue reading Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

The onward march of algorithmic justice: a UK warning

You don’t want to get too deeply into the intricacies of UK Brexit immigration policy if you can help it. So, you might want to read the latest publication, Quick and Easy Justice, from the Public Law Project by Joe Tomlinson (praised in June for his general pamphlet Justice and the Digital State) as a … Continue reading The onward march of algorithmic justice: a UK warning

Access to Justice and Technology: report on developments 2018-9

The London-based Legal Education Foundation has just published my report on developments in access to justice and technology over the last year. This is the fourth in the series which followed an initial paper in 2014. Over this time, a number of specific access to justice initiatives have risen; had their moment in the sun; … Continue reading Access to Justice and Technology: report on developments 2018-9

Clio, Practice Management and Venture Capitalism: size may matter

In the competitive – not to say testosterone-laced – world of legal tech, size generally matters. No surprise then that much of the initial coverage of a massive US$250m investment in the Canadian cloud-based case management provider Clio focused on its sheer extent. It was, proudly announced by a slew of Canadian sources from the website … Continue reading Clio, Practice Management and Venture Capitalism: size may matter