‘The concept of online courts was introduced in England and Wales in February 2015 by an advisory group of the Civil Justice Council. Although now strongly supported by the government and senior judiciary, it is a controversial development. Prominent representatives of the legal profession and advice sector have expressed doubts about the viability and suitability of online dispute resolution (ODR) and its potential impact on access to justice and the ‘digitally excluded’.
In this lecture, Professor Richard Susskind, who chaired the original advisory group, will provide a practical and theoretical introduction to online courts, making the case for fundamental change in the way the courts handle low value civil, family and tribunal disputes. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion of the issues and contributions will be invited from the audience.’
Date: 16th February 2017, 5.30pm
Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Charge: Free, registration required
More information can be found here.