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Spending on Online Court “should be halted”, says leading academic

No further public money should be spent on the Online Court until the performance of the newly-expanded online tribunal in British Columbia – which went live for small claims last month – has been assessed, according to veteran justice campaigner Professor Roger Smith.

July 7th, 2017 | No Comments »

Pioneering ODR platform to rein in ambitions after commercial setback

The partnership behind an pioneering online dispute resolution platform for divorce is to be disbanded for commercial reasons, and the venture will be replaced by a scaled-down project that will for the first time involve face-to-face contact with lawyers.

April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Digital legal services for low-income clients “close to tipping point”

The digital delivery of legal services in England and Wales to people formerly on legal aid could be at the cusp of a “tipping point”, according Britain’s foremost researcher into online law, Professor Roger Smith. He also predicted that high street law firms would be increasingly vulnerable to website-based national brands, as retailers have been to Amazon.

June 3rd, 2016 | No Comments »

Gap in the market for “go-to employment advice website”

There is still a gap in the market for an “essential, go-to website for employment law”, Professor Roger Smith, solicitor and former director of JUSTICE, has said in an update to his report on digital delivery for people on low incomes.

May 12th, 2015 | 1 Comment »