Tag Archives: Online dispute resolution

ODR in the courts: surveying the field

An impressive range of jurisdictions were assembled by the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for its ‘First International Forum on Online Courts’. There were 10 formal speakers (and that included one on the whole of the United States) in the first of its two days. They … Continue reading ODR in the courts: surveying the field

HM Courts and Tribunals: today’s public user event

What happened when the grumpy old commentator made his way to the Ministry of justice to meet the altogether more youthful and enthusiastic staff of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service at a ‘Public User Event’ this morning? Well, certainly not a Pauline moment of conversion and a heaven-rending shout of repentance. Nor, however, a … Continue reading HM Courts and Tribunals: today’s public user event

Online Court Plans: now you see them – now you don’t

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), responsible for court administration in England and Wales, pays considerable attention to public presentation of its online court modernisation programme, which it boasts as the most ambitious in the world. The previous blog  questioned its somewhat relentless optimism. Now, we discover (credit here for Legal Futures that first raised this) … Continue reading Online Court Plans: now you see them – now you don’t

Court Modernisation in England and Wales: decoding two new reports

For those following the juggernaut that is Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service’s online court programme for England and Wales, there are two new must-read publications. The first is the latest update on the reform programme. The second is a research report on implementing video hearings in tax appeals. Those with more detailed professional or … Continue reading Court Modernisation in England and Wales: decoding two new reports

Online Small Claims: three more jurisdictions enter the field – in Utah, Ohio and Victoria, Australia

At least three jurisdictions around the world have recently begun the process of implementing small claims court pilots or programmes. In doing so, they are raising implicit questions for Her Majesty Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in England and Wales. Their entry means that, with the addition of British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, we now … Continue reading Online Small Claims: three more jurisdictions enter the field – in Utah, Ohio and Victoria, Australia