Speech by the Master of the Rolls at the London School of Economics – Recovery or Radical Transformation: the effect of COVID-19 on Justice Systems – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by the Master of the Rolls at the London School of Economics – Recovery or Radical Transformation: the effect of COVID-19 on Justice Systems.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 17th June 2021

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Susskind: “Trainees will learn like astronauts – with virtual reality” – Legal Futures

Posted June 14th, 2021 in computer programs, legal education, legal profession, news by tracey

‘Trainee lawyers in future may do their legal training by using immersive virtual reality software simulating the practice environment, much like astronauts being made ready for space, Professor Richard Susskind has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2021 in bias, computer programs, evidence, expert witnesses, news by sally

‘Devices such as phones, laptops and flash drives are becoming increasingly central to police investigations, but the reliability of digital forensics experts’ evidence has been called into question.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Deleted police records were on outdated 1970s IT system – BBC News

‘Urgent reforms are needed after thousands of crime records were wrongly deleted from an outdated IT system developed in the 1970s, a report says.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2021

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Statutory inquiry announced for sub-postmaster scandal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2021 in computer programs, false accounting, fraud, inquiries, news, postal service by tracey

‘The government has acceded to calls to put the inquiry into the Post Office scandal on a statutory footing – but several questions are likely to be left unanswered for the wrongfully convicted sub-postmasters.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th May 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

“Hopelessly complicated” whiplash portal guide slammed – Legal Futures

‘The 64-page users guide for litigants in person navigating the new Official Injury Claim portal has been strongly criticised by a leading academic for being “hopelessly complicated”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th May 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Review of Bar exam chaos points finger at BSB and Pearson VUE – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) and electronic testing company Pearson VUE have both come under fire from the independent review of last year’s Bar professional training course (BPTC) exams.’

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Legal Futures, 7th May 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Former subpostmasters expected to have names cleared after court appeal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of former subpostmasters who were convicted of theft, fraud and false accounting because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon accounting system are expected to finally have their names cleared.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2021

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Rapid arbitration at heart of new rules for digital disputes – Litigation Futures

‘Non-court-based digital dispute resolution rules designed for novel technology such as crypto-assets, smart contracts, and blockchain applications have been published today.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd April 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about – BBC News

‘A group of former sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses, who say they were victims of a massive miscarriage of justice, are awaiting a ruling by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Older drinkers risk discrimination says charity, after pub refuses to serve man without smartphone – Daily Telegraph

‘Older drinkers are at risk of discrimination in pubs because they do not have smartphones to order food and drinks on an app, a charity has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2021

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2021 in computer programs, coronavirus, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘An update to England and Wales’s contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Online gambler wins court case to claim £1.7m prize after Betfred refused to pay – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2021 in computer programs, delay, gambling, news by sally

‘When Andrew Green hit the £1.7m jackpot in an online casino, he never imagined it would take three years of misery and the stress of legal action to claim it.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Late night coding: who owns the results? – Mills & Reeve

‘In a recent dispute over employees and copyright ownership – Penhallurick v MD5 Limited – ownership of copyright in software created out of hours and on a home computer was in question. Did the employee have the right to take it with him when he left or was it owned by his employer?’

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Mills & Reeve, 3rd March 2021

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

UK failed to inform EU countries about almost 200 killers and rapists – The Guardian

‘The conviction of 109 killers, 81 rapists and a man found guilty of both crimes in UK courts was not passed on to the criminals’ home EU countries due to a massive computer failure and subsequent cover-up, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Reliable data and technology – the direction of travel for Civil Justice – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 29th, 2021 in computer programs, courts, electronic filing, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Reliable data and technology – the direction of travel for Civil Justice.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 28th January 2021

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Technical issue resolved after ‘150,000 police records lost – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2021 in computer programs, criminal records, government departments, news, police by tracey

‘The government is assessing the impact of a “technical issue” that led to 150,000 records being deleted from police databases.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Deepfake porn images still give me nightmares’ – BBC News

‘A woman who has been the victim of deepfake pornography is calling for a change in the law.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2021

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Recommendations for the probity of computer evidence – Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review

Posted December 18th, 2020 in computer programs, disclosure, electronic filing, evidence, news, postal service by sally

‘This paper sets out recommendations for a two stage disclosure process in an attempt to avoid the problems with disclosure of computer data/material in court proceedings, problems that have been exposed in two cases in England: the Post Office Horizon scandal, and the case of the nurses in R v Cahill, R v Pugh.’

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Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, 18 (2021), 18-25, 15 December 2020

Source: journals.sas.ac.uk

Law Commission seeks views on smart contracts – Law Commission

Posted December 17th, 2020 in computer programs, contracts, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today [17 December 2020] launched a call for evidence to help ensure that the technology of smart contracts can thrive in England and Wales.’

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Law Comission, 17th December 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk