Court modernisation still has long way to go, NAO warns

13 September 2019

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has made “good progress” in transforming some services, but there are still “significant challenges” ahead for the court modernisation programme, the NAO said today.

Hackathons not solving “intractable justice problems”

10 September 2019

The “hackers, hustlers and hipsters” of legal tech hackathons are “not enough” to solve the “intractable problems” of access to justice, a leading legal researcher has argued.

Government stumps up extra £250k for Legal Access Challenge

5 September 2019

The government has provided an extra £250,000 in funding for the Legal Access Challenge to double the number of finalists in and winners of the competition.

Law Commission paves way for video witnessing of deeds

5 September 2019

The Law Commission has paved the way for video witnessing of deeds by calling on the government to set up an industry working group which could consider the matter.

HMCTS sets out reform ambitions as impact assessment begins

30 August 2019

A high-level advisory panel of experts has met to consider the first steps in how to conduct an over-arching evaluation of the government’s £1bn court reform programme, expected to produce an interim report within two years.

Consortium trials platform that helps choose legal tech

16 August 2019

A UK-based magic circle practice is among five law firms to be the first to launch a platform aimed at simplifying the job of adopting advanced legal technology by filtering out products that are unproven,  inefficient, or insecure.

“Too early” to say online court is the future, research warns

9 August 2019

There is as yet “no clear answer” to the question of whether an online court will facilitate easier access to the court system, research has found.

SRA reveals how £700k Legal Access Challenge cash is being spent

8 August 2019

The breakdown of how the £700,000 of government money awarded to the SRA to run the Legal Access Challenge has finally been published, with nearly half of it going to partner Nesta Challenges.

City firm called in to advise on Legal Access Challenge

29 July 2019

The innovation division of City law firm Ashurst has been appointed as technical adviser to the Legal Access Challenge, which aims to support and accelerate ideas to use technology to improve access to justice. The challenge is the centrepiece of… Read More

MPs restrict role of Lord Chief in setting online court rules

26 July 2019

MPs have backed a government amendment that would limit the role of the Lord Chief Justice in approving requests to make new rules for the proposed online court.

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16 September 2019

The Amazon effect

I have to be honest and say it still amazes me how many lawyers we come into contact with, who are still behaving like dinosaurs when it comes to technology. It’s not about chronological age.

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