Tag Archives: access to justice

Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Family law: distinct but similar  The delivery of family law has a number of particular characteristics. it is a major area of court activity and legal practice in almost all jurisdictions – reflecting the social prevalence of family problems. In 2020, there were just over 100,000 divorces granted in England and Wales. Throw in partners, … Continue reading Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Zoom and Legal Outreach: the Manchester experience

Pretty well all legal service organisations will have made use of video communication over the Covid period. Some have used it for community outreach work as well as internal communication between staff and external with clients. A previous post covered experience in British Columbia (where the People’s Law School started experimenting with zoom educational outreach … Continue reading Zoom and Legal Outreach: the Manchester experience

Early legal advice: he had it; shouldn’t everyone?

Suppose you have been issued with a Metropolitan Police questionnaire requiring you – under caution –  to account for your presence at particular locations on specified dates. In response, would you (a) deny your attendance (b) answer ‘no comment’ (c) give a transparent account of your presence (d) get lawyered up. The Prime Minister himself, … Continue reading Early legal advice: he had it; shouldn’t everyone?

Looking to the World

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL – best known for its early pioneering but ill-fated rechtwijzer) – continues in its role as technological development organisation. Its traditional jamboree in the Hague’s Palace of Justice moved online last week for ‘a demo day’ of their justice accelerator project. This showcased 18 startups from seven … Continue reading Looking to the World

Passports, Barriers and Bridges

Last night, the team behind the Maryland Justice Passport covered in the previous post put up with some significant network connection difficulties and gave up an hour to discuss their project. The issues were the potential and the possible replicability of their project. Specifically, should we over here start demanding that courts in the UK … Continue reading Passports, Barriers and Bridges