UK court approves use of predictive coding as basis for e-disclosure for the first time – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2016 in computer programs, costs, courts, disclosure, documents, news by sally

‘A UK court has approved for the first time the use of predictive coding as a basis for determining which electronic documents are relevant to a dispute.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th February 2016

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High Court approves use of predictive coding – Litigation Futures

Posted February 17th, 2016 in computer programs, costs, courts, disclosure, documents, news by michael

‘The High Court has approved the use of predictive coding in e-disclosure, for what is believed to be the first time in this jurisdiction.’

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Litigation Futures, 17 February 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update, February 2016 – Family Law Week

‘According to the Law Society Gazette, the outcome of more than 2,000 may have been voided by the Form E software fault.  Justice Minister Shailesh Vara MP has indicated, in a statement to Parliament, that the assets of more than 3,600 couples were miscalculated.’

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Family Law Week, 15 February 2016

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Apple under pressure as lawyers pledge action over ‘Error 53’ codes – The Guardian

‘Apple has come under pressure to scrap its controversial policy of permanently disabling repaired iPhone 6s when software is upgraded, following a global consumer backlash and claims the company could be acting illegally.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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MoJ apologises for faulty divorce settlements calculator – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in computer programs, divorce, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The financial assets of more than 3,600 couples were miscalculated in divorce and separation proceedings due to a faulty Ministry of Justice website.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2016

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Robot lawyer can help you claim compensation without legal fees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in compensation, computer programs, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Student entrepreneur who created donotpay.co.uk has launched automated lawyer to help people challenge unfair fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Legal aid billing issues ‘unresolved’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 13th, 2016 in computer programs, costs, legal aid, news by sally

‘The government may be underestimating the severity of problems with its new digital legal aid billing system, solicitors have warned.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th January 2016

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Legal aid billing delay ‘stay of execution’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 12th, 2016 in computer programs, costs, legal aid, news by sally

‘The government may be underestimating the severity of problems with its new digital legal aid billing system, solicitors have warned.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th January 2016

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Decision on proposal for new October bill of costs is postponed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 12th, 2016 in bills, civil procedure rules, computer programs, costs, expenses, law firms, news by sally

‘The committee set up to decide the future of legal costs in civil litigation has recommended that a new of bill of costs based on electronic assessment should be in place from October.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th January 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update January 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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‘Check settlements’, couples told after divorce form error – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2015 in computer programs, divorce, electronic filing, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Couples who divorced in the last 20 months have been advised to check their financial settlements after a glitch was found in an online government form.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2015

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Divorce error on form caused by UK Government software glitch could affect 20,000 people – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2015 in computer programs, divorce, electronic filing, litigants in person, news by tracey

‘Divorced couples may be forced to return to court to renegotiate their separation after it emerged a Government software error may have altered the terms of their settlement.’

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The Independent, 18th December 2015

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Explicit sex ads were ‘irresponsibly placed’ in children’s smartphone app – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in advertising, children, complaints, computer programs, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A company promoting sexual liaisons using pictures of a naked woman has been reprimanded for running ads in a children’s smartphone game.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2015

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Flaws in Home Office security forcing staff to rely on incomplete intelligence – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in computer programs, immigration, news, passports, reports, terrorism, visas by tracey

‘A security database used to identify potential terrorists entering the UK is breaking down twice a week forcing frontline staff to rely on incomplete intelligence, an official report has revealed. Independent auditors found that the warnings index system, which was supposed to be dismantled more than 12 years ago, is so unstable that it regularly collapses. The e-borders system which was supposed to replace it in 2011 will not be implemented before 2019 at a cost of more than £1bn, the National Audit Office report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Judges will need to get to grips with AI, says Lord Neuberger – Litigation Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in computer programs, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Judges will have to learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI), the president of the Supreme Court has said, but there is “little point” in them worrying about the possibility of being replaced by it.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th November 2015

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Information Commissioner’s Office to review privacy in children’s apps – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2015 in children, computer programs, data protection, news, privacy by tracey

‘Children’s apps and websites are in the spotlight on privacy grounds again, after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced a review of how these services collect data on their young users.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2015

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CCMS: a ‘flawed’ system that ‘actually deteriorates business processes’ – Legal Voice

Posted May 12th, 2015 in computer programs, legal aid, news, pilot schemes, reports by tracey

‘Specialist cost lawyers involved in pilots for the controversial new online legal aid processing system have called on the Ministry of Justice to make an “honest appraisal” before pushing ahead with implementation.’

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Legal Voice, 11th May 2015

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Facebook ‘tracks all visitors, breaching EU law’ – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2015 in computer programs, consent, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of tracking in the EU, extensive research commissioned by the Belgian data protection agency has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2015

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – how it will impact suppliers of digital content – Technology Law Update

Posted April 1st, 2015 in computer programs, consumer protection, news, repairs by sally

‘In the last few days before campaigning for May’s election started, the UK Consumer Rights Act finally made it through the parliamentary process and became law. Most of the CRA will take effect in October 2015, although this date needs rubber-stamping by parliament.’

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Technology Law Update, 31st March 2015

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Why the cookies law wasn’t fully baked – and how to avoid being tracked online – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2015 in computer programs, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘The UK uses the most tracking cookies of any EU country. How should you be protecting your privacy online?’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2015

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