Tag Archives: Modernising the Courts

Division in the courts – small claims this way, others that

An obvious major issue for those involved in digitalising the courts is whether innovation might be more in the interest of some involved in litigation at the expense of others. The senior civil judge in England and Wales, Master of the Rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos, has just walked into a mild (his critics were, after … Continue reading Division in the courts – small claims this way, others that

Passports, Barriers and Bridges

Last night, the team behind the Maryland Justice Passport covered in the previous post put up with some significant network connection difficulties and gave up an hour to discuss their project. The issues were the potential and the possible replicability of their project. Specifically, should we over here start demanding that courts in the UK … Continue reading Passports, Barriers and Bridges

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