‘Tech-celeration’: lessons from another island state

For Brexit- beleaguered Brits, Singapore should be a bit of a role model. It is a small island economy that has made a success of independence from its larger neighbours. There are, of course, significant differences. For a start, Singapore is very clear about its global role and does not hanker for an imperial past. … Continue reading ‘Tech-celeration’: lessons from another island state

A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

The Open Society Justice Initiative and The Engine Room have done a brilliant job by respectively commissioning and writing Technology for Legal Empowerment: a global review. The authors have sought to list and categorise as much provision around the world as they could (the subject of this post). They also have useful observations on how … Continue reading A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

ODR in the courts: surveying the field

An impressive range of jurisdictions were assembled by the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for its ‘First International Forum on Online Courts’. There were 10 formal speakers (and that included one on the whole of the United States) in the first of its two days. They … Continue reading ODR in the courts: surveying the field

Technology and Access to Justice: trends in the private sector

One of the emerging themes in the use of technology in the access to justice field is the realisation by not for profit agencies that they should adopt the basic customer management tools developed in the private sector. They share a common need – though perhaps not always a common language – to reduce cost … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: trends in the private sector

Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places

This is a guide to developments in the use of technology to increase access to justice told in pictures. The short message is that developments are happening around the world in a piecemeal fashion. Our world tour will be from A to A – Alaska to Auckland. Hold onto your hats: we are taking off. … Continue reading Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places