No one would actually want to spend time reading the Ministry of Justice’s recent response to a consultation on raising court fees – particularly if you are living out of the affected jurisdiction. Still less would you recommend anyone to peruse the accompanying four impact assessments and the Welsh translation. You get the gist if … Continue reading Court Digitalisation: Who Benefits?
This is the third assessment of an issue to be covered in a prospective analysis of current developments and likely trends in access to justice and technology. The growth of remote courts and the digitalisation of court procedures are one of the main sources of change to the judicial and legal systems around the world during the … Continue reading Court digitalisation and Access to Justice: a path passing by Goldilocks, Fluouride and quantum physics
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?
This post was originally placed on the Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) site and written by Natalie Byrom. The influential, cross party Justice Select Committee has called on the Ministry of Justice to evaluate the impact of court reform against the legal standard of access to justice summarised in TLEF’s “Digital Justice” report. HMCTS must act now … Continue reading Parliamentary committee backs definition of access to justice
For those following Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMTS) modernisation programme, there is reading to be done. The next post will cover some of the papers have an ever-lengthening list of written evidence logged as submitted to an investigating House of Commons committee. This post covers two major judicial interventions: the ‘innovation plan’ for … Continue reading Court Modernisation: the judges’ expectations