Gauke: no more court closures – for now – Legal Futures

‘There will not be another round of court closures for the time being, but this may change as technology takes hold, justice secretary David Gauke said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 11th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Whiplash Portal – “Vulnerable” Parties to be Exempt (At Least to Begin With) – Zenith PI Blog

‘The new whiplash portal is due to launch in the spring of 2020. It is likely to cover injuries arising from accidents occurring after 6th April.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th July 2019

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

Government ensures paper-based access to online courts – Legal Futures

Posted July 4th, 2019 in bills, courts, electronic filing, equality, internet, news by sally

‘The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill had its first reading in the House of Commons yesterday after the government added further protection for those unable or willing to use online processes.’

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Legal Futures, 4th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Peers back greater role for Lord Chief in online court rules – Legal Futures

Posted June 25th, 2019 in bills, civil justice, electronic filing, family courts, news, tribunals, veto by sally

‘Former Lord Chief Justice (LCJ) Lord Judge yesterday defeated government efforts to limit the extent to which future holders of the post will have a veto over the work of the online procedure rule committee (OPRC).’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Even more people set to benefit from online court reform – Ministry of Justice

‘New legislation making it even easier for court users to apply for small money claims or divorce online was unveiled in the House of Lords today (1 May 2019).’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st May 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Judges, police and lawyers warn MPs over court modernisation – Legal Futures

‘Judges, justice campaigners, academics and others have raised wide-ranging concerns about the government’s ambitious court reform programme in evidence submitted to MPs.’

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Divorce to be wholly online “within months” – Legal Futures

‘Every family law practitioner will have felt the effects of court modernisation in their daily practice within a year, with the remaining parts of the divorce process moving online within months, the president of the Family Division has declared.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

High Court dispenses with electronic bill – Litigation Futures

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in budgets, costs, damages, electronic filing, negligence, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘A High Court judge has relieved a claimant who won a trial in January from having to produce an electronic bill for the work undertaken since 6 April 2018.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd April 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Unrepresented PI litigants to receive “expert view” on claims – Legal Futures

‘Unrepresented personal injury (PI) claimants under the new whiplash regime will have paid-for access to an “independent view” of their claim, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 1st April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Justice ministry knew court IT systems were ‘obsolete’, papers reveal – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice knew its court computer systems were “obsolete” and “out of support” long before the network went into meltdown last week, internal documents have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Analysis: New Practice Direction signals further step forward for online divorce – Family Law

‘Emma Chowdhury, of the International Family Law Group, discusses new Practice Direction FPR 2010 PD 36L whichs allow some litigants in person to pilot the next stage of the online divorce system.’

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Family Law, 24th January 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Law courts in chaos as IT meltdown disrupts thousands of cases – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in courts, electronic filing, electronic mail, internet, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘Thousands of cases have been disrupted or delayed across England and Wales after the courts service’s main computer network repeatedly crashed, preventing lawyers and judges from working.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Computers fail in courts across England as judges and CPS struggle to access vital case information – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2019 in courts, documents, electronic filing, electronic mail, news by sally

‘Court computer systems have been failing across England as judges and the Crown Prosecution Service struggle to access vital case information held digitally.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos: Judicial diversity and LawTech – Do we need to change the way we litigate business and property disputes? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 21st, 2019 in diversity, electronic filing, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos: Judicial diversity and LawTech – Do we need to change the way we litigate business and property disputes?.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st January 2019

Source: www.judiciary.gov

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective – Family Law Week

Posted January 21st, 2019 in electronic filing, family courts, news by tracey

‘Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.’

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Family Law Week, 16th January 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

MPs to probe access to justice impact of court modernisation – Legal Futures

Posted January 11th, 2019 in courts, electronic filing, news, select committees by sally

‘MPs are to probe the access to justice implications of the £1bn court modernisation programme, it was announced today.’

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Legal Futures, 10th January 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Senior President of Tribunals: The Modernisation of Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Senior President of Tribunals: The Modernisation of Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th December 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov

Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th December 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov

Legal Technology – the future of legal services – Legal Futures

‘One way of viewing the current legal services market is that the legal profession is locked in a race to the death with non-qualified providers, tempted by the lucrative chunk of legal work that is not reserved to qualified lawyers and which forms a big part of their income.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Legal analytics – when big data meets big law – The Guardian

‘Automated data analysis has changed how scientists think about health research, and is helping uncover inefficiencies in transport systems. Now it’s making waves in the legal sector.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com