Tag Archives: Ministry of Justice

That was the Month that Was: April 2020

1 April  People’s Law School in British Columbia gets praise on Twitter for exemplary lay out of answers to common legal questions raised by Covid 19. It demonstrates nice use of Q and A; drop down information; and individual stories. The best presentation of this type anywhere in the world? Gemma Bryne of Citizens Advice … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: April 2020

‘Justice must not trump efficiency’: Remote Courts, Covid 19 and the Justice Committee 

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 

Online Courts and the Future of Justice: the latest from Richard Susskind

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

Challenging Times

Two recent developments in London are significant both domestically and internationally. The first was the formal launch of the ‘Legal Access Challenge” by NESTA, once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. This is part of the £700,000 ($882,000) project overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The other is the creation of an … Continue reading Challenging Times

Legal Aid in England and Wales: accentuating the positive

The Ministry of Justice has now published its review of legal aid cuts introduced through legislation passed in 2012 (hence, its formal title of Post Implementation Review of Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ‘the LASPO review”) and an accompanying action plan ‘to deliver better support to people … Continue reading Legal Aid in England and Wales: accentuating the positive