First digital mortgage added to Land Register as blockchain conveyancer adopts AI – Legal Futures

‘The first digital mortgage deed was entered into the Land Register today following collaboration and testing with Coventry Building Society and Enact Conveyancing.’

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Legal Futures, 5th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Assisting Access to Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Assisting Access to Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 20th March 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

MPs outline concerns about government’s push for digital justice – Legal Futures

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in courts, electronic filing, news, select committees, video recordings by tracey

‘MPs have expressed concern about the government’s “evident preference” for virtual and online justice over traditional, court-based models without the evidence base to justify it.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Calls for views on transforming court estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2018 in consultations, courts, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

‘A public consultation on proposals to shape future decisions on the court and tribunal estate was launched today, as part of the transformation of our justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th January 2018

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

Co-op launches even quicker online divorce service – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in divorce, electronic filing, news by sally

‘Couples seeking “quickie divorces” can make the process even speedier as a result of a new online service launched by the Co-op.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts: consequences for family law in the not too distant future – Family Law Week

Posted December 20th, 2017 in electronic filing, financial provision, land registration, news by tracey

‘Byron James barrister, Expatriate Law (United Arab Emirates) considers the possible implications of bitcoin, bitchain and other developments on financial remedy cases.’

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Family Law Week, 13th December 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

New courts planned to hear super-wealthy battle over finances – Daily Telegraph

‘Divorce battles among the super wealthy will be heard in separate courts under a plan to make the system more efficient, the head of the family court has announced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

English courts committed to high-quality commercial litigation throughout the country, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Comments around the launch of the Business and Property Courts (BPC) underline the judicial service’s commitment to high-quality commercial litigation regardless of where a case is filed in England and Wales, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd November 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

First Courts & Tribunals Service Centres launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in courts, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

‘The country’s first Courts & Tribunals Service Centres will be launched in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd November 2017

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

Online divorce extended in £1bn justice system shake-up – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in divorce, documents, electronic filing, internet, news by sally

‘All married couples will be able to apply for a divorce online as part of a £1bn change to the justice system.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Six-month warning – lawyers told they cannot ignore electronic bill of costs – Litigation Futures

Posted October 6th, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, electronic filing, news by tracey

‘Practitioners have been warned that they can no longer ignore the electronic bill of costs, which now seems certain to become mandatory in the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) and county courts on 6 April 2018.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th October 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Power of attorney could be granted online under FCA proposals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in electronic filing, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘Power of attorney should be granted online, City watchdogs have suggested, as lawyers warn the move would put the elderly at risk of fraud.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Central storage of electronic bundles in family cases “will begin in early 2018” – Legal Futures

Posted September 19th, 2017 in case management, electronic filing, family courts, news by tracey

‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is to start hosting digital family court bundles centrally next year as part of its project to digitise the courts, it has emerged in a briefing sent to family judges.’

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Legal Futures, 19th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Litigation trends: Can London retain its litigation crown? – New Law Journal

Posted August 1st, 2017 in costs, disclosure, electronic filing, legal services, London, news by sally

‘The impact of Brexit, the outcome of the latest Jackson costs review and taming the “monster” of e-disclosure are of critical importance if the UK is to retain its standing as the dominant legal centre.’

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New Law Journal, 28th July 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Bar Council cautions over online guilty pleas – The Bar Council

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in barristers, electronic filing, guilty pleas, news, press releases by tracey

‘Using a smartphone to plead guilty to a criminal offence may seem convenient, but the Bar Council has warned that Government plans to roll out online pleas, outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, risk down-playing potentially serious consequences for defendants.’

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The Bar Council, 21st June 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Queen’s speech confirms whiplash reform and court modernisation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in bills, courts, electronic filing, news, parliament, personal injuries by tracey

‘Fresh reforms to personal injury claims are back on the agenda following today’s Queen’s speech. The government’s slimmed-down wishlist of legislation includes a Civil Liability Bill to address the ‘compensation culture’ around motor insurance claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st June 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Electronic bill of costs compulsory from October – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 31st, 2017 in costs, electronic filing, news by sally

‘Solicitors should brace themselves for a major change in the way litigation costs are worked out when a new electronic bill of costs becomes compulsory.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Online courts take the stage – New Law Journal

Posted May 31st, 2017 in civil procedure rules, courts, electronic filing, news by sally

‘Masood Ahmed & Claire Pennells consider pre-action protocols & the Briggs online court.’

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New Law Journal, 19th May 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

‘Controversial’ digital tax returns delayed after being dropped from Finance Bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2017 in bills, electronic filing, news, taxation by sally

‘Plans to force millions of businesses and self-employed people to file multiple tax returns each year have been shelved by the Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Model for online court “will begin to hear small claims from 1 June” – Legal Futures

Posted March 29th, 2017 in electronic filing, news, small claims by sally

‘The pioneering digital tribunal thought to be the model for England and Wales’s online court (OC) will begin resolving small claims disputes worth under about £3,000 on 1 June, it has emerged.

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Legal Futures, 29th March 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk