The star of a recent conference on the court modernisation programme from the Westminster Legal Policy Forum was Yvonne Gallagher, the National Audit Office’s (NAO) digital transformation officer. She was announced as going to say ‘from her point of view, it’s all about money’. The NAO has, indeed, hammered the programme and its sponsoring department … Continue reading Court Modernisation: what was the point again?
One effect of Covid 19 is that it brings the world together. We all want to know if anyone can produce a viable vaccine. We all want to know about its transmission. And, in the legal world, we all want to know about remote courts and digital justice. Courts and tribunals everywhere have had no … Continue reading Remote Justice, Young Lawyers and International Lessons
All round the world, courts and tribunals are moving from physical buildings to a virtual presence. In doing so, they are taking various views about appropriate technology, procedures and the extent to which they see this as a permanent or temporary move. In England Wales, the existing court modernisation programme has provided some preparation and … Continue reading This too shall pass: Remote Courts, A Transparency Charter and Open Justice Post-Covid
Covid 19 is causing disruption to courts around the globe. There has been a rush to go online. The House of Commons Justice Committee held a hearing this morning to establish the consequences. For us, there are, it would seem at least three. First, time should be up on articulations of national exceptionalism by domestic … Continue reading ‘Justice must not trump efficiency’: Remote Courts, Covid 19 and the Justice Committee
Richard Susskind has written a new book. It is entitled Online Courts and the Future of Justice, published by OUP. If you are interested in the judicial system, you have to read it. This will not be difficult. Professor Susskind’s prose comes at you with the force of an express train or breakers smashing on … Continue reading Online Courts and the Future of Justice: the latest from Richard Susskind