Tag Archives: Modernising the Courts

Remote working and access to justice 

In the 2010s, before the pandemic struck, a capacity to provide legal services remotely was seen as somewhat exotic and heralding the arrival of new entity, the ‘virtual lawyer’. ‘”Virtual law firms” are redefining how legal practices operate and the services they offer,’ announced publishers Wolters Kluwer in a blog published in a pre-Covid January 2019. Most … Continue reading Remote working and access to justice 

Remote Justice, Young Lawyers and International Lessons

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

This too shall pass: Remote Courts, A Transparency Charter and Open Justice Post-Covid

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

Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

The ‘death zone’, often quoted in the context of ascents of Mount Everest, is that area above 8,000 meters where you have limited time to achieve your objective – or you die. It is in my mind because I am currently ploughing through a rather tedious account of the 1920s attempts on the world’s highest … Continue reading Court Modernisation, the National Audit Office and the Death Zone

Court Modernisation, Empiricism and Digital Exclusion

32 institutions and individuals had submitted evidence to the House of Commons Judiciary Committee in relation to Court and Tribunal reforms by the end of 8th April. Dipping in and out of these reveals a number of themes and a number of specific areas of concern from preservation of the rule of law (Public Law … Continue reading Court Modernisation, Empiricism and Digital Exclusion