A damning report into legal technology and access to justice has found the advice sector beset by confusion and fragmentation, with most innovation taking place in the commercial part of the profession.
City law firm Travers Smith is giving away free of charge home-grown email management software in the hope of to stimulating greater co-operation between firms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.