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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Digital Court Reform Conference: David Gauke speech – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 4th, 2018 in electronic filing, small claims, speeches by tracey

‘The Secretary of State for Justice spoke at the first international forum on online court services.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd December 2018

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Online pleas and AI for judges: minister reveals UK law reform plans – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, electronic filing, electronic mail, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Court cases conducted by email, more pleas made online and judges helped by artificial intelligence are likely to feature in the next stage of digital law reform, the justice minister Lucy Frazer has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2018

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Speech by Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales: The cutting edge of digital reform – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales: The cutting edge of digital reform.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2018

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No basis for face-to-face justice, says digital court guru Susskind – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2018 in civil justice, electronic filing, news, small claims by tracey

‘No basis exists in jurisprudence or legal philosophy for conducting justice face-to-face in physical premises, one of the architects of the online court told a conference yesterday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2018

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New tech demands code of “cyber ethics” for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘The legal profession will have to develop “cyber ethics” to cope with the very different issues that the growing use of technology is having on the practice of law, a leading academic has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd October 2018

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Land Registry aims for first digital property transfer – Legal Futures

Posted October 18th, 2018 in electronic filing, land registration, news, sale of land by sally

‘The Land Registry has set itself the target of completing the first fully digital transfer of a property in the coming year to prove the value of smart contracts.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2018

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Financial consent orders can now be filed online – Family Law

‘On Monday 6 August 2018 the family courts will take another step towards becoming digital. From that date applications for consent orders in family court financial proceedings can be filed online rather than delivery to a physical court office. For many law firms increasingly geared towards the digital rather than the paper, this is yet further welcome progress.’

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Family Law, 30th July 2018

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Good and bad news for Civil Liability Bill opponents – Legal Futures

‘There was good and bad news from Parliament yesterday for opponents of the Civil Liability Bill as its consideration by MPs was delayed but chances of it being amended receded.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2018

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MPs warned of court modernisation risks – Legal Futures

‘Evidence provided to MPs by those involved in or observing the courts have outlined wide-ranging concerns about the government’s court modernisation programme.’

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Legal Futures, 18th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk