Hello Divorce is a trailblazing online family law service. it is the brainchild of family law practitioner Erin Levine. Based in California, it operates in two other states with plans for more but readers might want to consult this site not actually to get a divorce but to be inspired by the underlying business model. … Continue reading Hello Divorce, Hello New Practice Model
Citizens Advice of England and Wales has given the most comprehensive picture of people’s need for legal assistance during the pandemic anywhere in the world in its ‘Life Through Lockdown’ report. It contains an invaluable snapshot of the time – ‘More than half of the people who came to us for help between September and … Continue reading Charting the Pandemic
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
Covid 19 provides a fitting closure to the 2010s, effectively the opening decade in the development of technology to serve access to justice. And May 2021 will mark five years of this blog. So, this seems a good time for reflection. But, rather than looking backwards, let’s look forward to what the next decade will bring. Below is the synopsis … Continue reading Poverty, Technology and Government: Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s
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?