Tag Archives: Innovation

From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

Stormy Daniels does it. She uses digitally based crowdfunding for her trailblazing litigation ‘to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump and the intimidation and tactics used against me’. She is even willing to pay back the $130,000 she was paid for her silence: as at … Continue reading From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

The Legal Aid Review in England and Wales: Four Starters

The legal aid cuts implemented by the Coalition Government in 2012 through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASP)) were severe. Their prime aim was intended to ‘make significant savings to the cost of the scheme’.  And they did – reducing expenditure by about a third. Now the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading The Legal Aid Review in England and Wales: Four Starters

Technology and access to justice: a consultation

This post is different. No aspiration here for a polished pearl of perspicacity on a topical issue of the moment. This takes you into a work in progress and offers an opportunity to comment on a task which has proved particularly, and rather surprisingly, difficult. The aim is to produce a framework for analysing technology … Continue reading Technology and access to justice: a consultation

Sleeping with Google: a view from Australia

Andrea Perry-Petersen Andrea is a consultant, researcher, speaker and clinical legal education supervisor.  Views are her own.  If you would like to explore these ideas with her she can be contacted – andrea@andreaperrypetersen.com.au, via LinkedIn or Twitter @winkiepp ‘If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always got.’  Attributed to Albert … Continue reading Sleeping with Google: a view from Australia

More ways in which technology can be used to promote access to justice

Frank Richardson, OpenTrial In a recent post, Roger Smith suggested ten ways in which technology can expand access to justice. But, from the point of view of an ethical enterprise that seeks to advance justice by harnessing modern technology, a further dimension can be added by looking at our experience in poorer countries. OpenTrial seeks … Continue reading More ways in which technology can be used to promote access to justice