Tag Archives: Rechtwijzer

The Fate of Rechtwijzer’s English Daughter: Relate Suspends Online Family Dispute Resolution Project

Relate, once the National Marriage Guidance Council, has suspended an online family dispute resolution (OFDR) project modelled on the Rechtwijzer. The big question is whether the reasons relate to the concept or its execution.  It is likely to be the latter. The halting of further progress suggests – as does the demise of the Rechtwijzer … Continue reading The Fate of Rechtwijzer’s English Daughter: Relate Suspends Online Family Dispute Resolution Project

Technology and Access to Justice: the end of the beginning?

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) looked set fair little more than five years ago to become a world leader in the commercial provision of access to justice for low income clients. In 2011, its then newly appointed director, Christina Blacklaws, announced: ‘we … want to push the boundaries in delivering advice in other ways for people … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: the end of the beginning?

We can see clearly now … Online Courts and Disruption

  The line between the role of the courts and the preliminary identification of causes of action ready for Online Dispute Resolution has been highlighted both in a speech by senior judge, Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, and also in a very practical way at an innovative hackathon held last weekend. Sir Terence … Continue reading We can see clearly now … Online Courts and Disruption

Classical Lessons from the Rechtwijzer: a conversation with Professor Barendrecht

The Rechtwijzer was – and remains – an important project whose one-time global eminence  and now demise merits a good deal of contemplation of the kind that Professor Maurits Barendrecht gave in a earlier post a couple of days ago. This was a development which, from its beginnings in 2007, set a new agenda for providers … Continue reading Classical Lessons from the Rechtwijzer: a conversation with Professor Barendrecht

Team Rechtwijzer: the breakup continues

Modria, the US company that teamed up with the Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law to produce the innovative and interactive Rechtwijzer ODR platform, was taken over as of 30 May 2017 and subsumed with a much larger company, Tyler Technologies Inc. Modria was formed in 2011; headquartered in San Jose, California; and its ODR … Continue reading Team Rechtwijzer: the breakup continues