Lawyers of the future “could face pressure to upgrade brains” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers of the future could face pressure to augment their “cognitive capacity” through neurotechnology if they want to become partners or meet client demands, a report for the Law Society has speculated.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

The UK Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Computer-Generated Works – City Law Forum

‘The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 contains an odd section concerning ‘computer-generated works’. Section 9(2) of the Act states that when a work has no ‘human author’ and is generated by a computer, the work ought to be protected by copyright for 50 years, with the copyright owned by the person who made the necessary ‘arrangements’ for the work’s generation.’

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City Law Forum, 29th June 2022

Source: blogs.city.ac.uk

Post Office IT scandal victims may be disqualified from compensation scheme – The Guardian

‘Scores of post office operators wrongly accused of embezzlement by the Post Office due to faulty accounting software, may be disqualified from a dedicated compensation scheme.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: CiARB Roebuck lecture – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 13th, 2022 in computer programs, internet, judges, news, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, gave the CiARB Roebuck lecture on Wednesday (8 June 2022). He set out how an integrated digital justice system can be created using common ‘data standards’ governed by the Online Procedure Rule Committee. The lecture explains how this common and consistent approach.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary , 10th June 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Online rule committee will be catalyst for digital justice, says Birss – Legal Futures

‘The work of the new Online Procedure Rules Committee (OPRC) will help connect the whiplash portal and other pre-action regimes to the court system electronically, the deputy head of civil justice has said.’

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Legal Futures, 9th June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 29th, 2022 in computer programs, internet, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has spoken at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference in York. His lecture was entitled: “The proper place of the law in a digital society”.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 28th April 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Computer Says No! Automated Decision-Making in the Public Sector, with the Public Law Project – Law Pod UK

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, news, podcasts by sally

‘The application of technology to both justice and wider government decision-making is moving apace.’

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Law Pod UK, 22nd April 2022

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UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in computer programs, conspiracy, murder, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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County fires gun on procurement of £369k legal case management system amid mini-flurry of contract awards by local authorities – Local Government Lawyer

‘Gloucestershire County Council has started the procurement of a fully developed, off the shelf, cloud-based Legal Case Management System with Court Bundling System.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd March 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

DWP faces legal action over use of algorithm in decisions over fraud investigations – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) and non-profit legal group Foxglove have sent the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) a letter before action over its use of a computer algorithm when deciding on who should be investigated for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd February 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail – The Guardian

‘Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal reforms to allow safe introduction of automated vehicles announced – Law Commission

Posted January 28th, 2022 in computer programs, Law Commission, news, road safety by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) have today (26 January 2022) published their joint report, making recommendations for the safe and responsible introduction of self-driving vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 26th January 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Major legal changes needed for driverless car era – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in accidents, computer programs, dangerous driving, news, road safety by sally

‘Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, a report says.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Speech by Dame Victoria Sharp DBE: The Challenges and Opportunities Created by Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Dame Victoria Sharp DBE, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, has given a speech to the National Criminal Justice Conference.’

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Courts and tribunals Judiciary, 5th January 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

The law of England and Wales can accommodate smart legal contracts, concludes Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted November 26th, 2021 in computer programs, contracts, Law Commission, legal services, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today confirmed that the existing law of England and Wales is able to accommodate and apply to smart legal contracts, without the need for statutory law reform. The Law Commission notes that, in some contexts, an incremental development of the common law is all that is required to facilitate the use of smart legal contracts within the existing legal framework.’

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Law Commission, 25th November 2021

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk