Getting active! – New Law Journal

“HH Simon Brown QC continues his exclusive NLJ online series on costs management post-Jackson.”

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New Law Journal, 2nd July 2013

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

New online application service for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in consultations, documents, electronic filing, powers of attorney by sally

“Thousands of people will be helped by a new online system which will make it simpler, clearer and faster to apply for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2013

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

Damian Green: ‘Digital Courtrooms’ to be rolled out nationally – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 28th, 2013 in case management, courts, documents, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

“Courtrooms will be fully digital by 2016 ending the court service’s ‘outdated’ reliance on paper, Justice Minister Damian Green said today.”

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Ministry of Jutice, 28th June 2013

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

Courtrooms to be fully digital by 2016 – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2013 in case management, courts, documents, electronic filing, news by tracey

“Courtrooms in England and Wales will be fully digital by 2016, the government
says, ending what it described as ‘an outdated reliance on paper. ‘ ”

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BBC News, 28th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A brighter future? – New Law Journal

“As of 1 April 2013, standard disclosure is no longer the default provision in most multi-track cases. With disclosure often being the most expensive and time consuming part of the litigation process, this should be welcome news to litigants and solicitors alike. The recent decision in West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited v Willbros Global Holdings Inc. [2012] EWHC 396 (TCC) highlighted the significant issues encountered in the disclosure process, especially in high value claims involving e-disclosure. The new rules aim to tackle these problems by introducing stricter case management in the disclosure process.”

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New Law Journal, 26th April 2013

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Firms in revolt over CPS ‘paperless’ plan – Law Society Gazette

Posted December 9th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, electronic filing, law firms, news by tracey

“The Crown Prosecution Service’s ambitious plan to go paperless by April could be in peril following a refusal by defence firms to engage with it.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th December 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawyers to get tablet computers in move towards paperless courts – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in criminal justice, Crown Prosecution Service, electronic filing, news by tracey

“Judges, jurors and barristers are set to replace their traditional bundles of papers with iPad-style devices in an attempt to create paperless courts. Prosecutors will be given tablet devices that will contain all the evidence and documentation needed to conduct court hearings.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Few’ solicitors understand e-disclosure, says Jackson – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 29th, 2011 in costs, disclosure, electronic filing, news, practice directions, speeches by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson has warned that ‘huge’ sums of money will be wasted if the legal profession gets electronic disclosure wrong. Delivering the seventh lecture on implementing his civil litigation reforms, the judge said effective training is ‘essential’ for solicitors, judges and counsel if the practice direction issued a year ago on electronic disclosure is to be operated effectively.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th November 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

The LexisNexis Conference on Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes, 24th November 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Courts should ditch ‘absurd’ paper-based systems, say Neuberger and Vos – The Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2011 in courts, electronic filing, electronic mail, news by sally

“Britain’s leading judges are calling for an electronic revolution in the courts, arguing that enhanced use of technology would solidify London’s High Court as one of the best in the world.”

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The Lawyer, 20th October 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

The Lawyer’s great debate: e-disclosure – The Lawyer

Posted March 21st, 2011 in civil procedure rules, disclosure, electronic filing, news by sally

“One of the biggest issues in litigation management at the moment is e-disclosure.”

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The Lawyer, 21st March 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Embrace electronic working, criminal law solicitors told – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on criminal law firms to embrace electronic working, as the Crown Prosecution Services seeks to become completely digital by April 2012.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Earles v Barclays Bank plc – WLR Daily

Posted October 30th, 2009 in contracts, costs, disclosure, electronic filing, law reports by sally

Earles v Barclays Bank plc [2009] EWHC 2500 (Mercantile); [2009] WLR (D) 309

“Although there was no duty on the parties to preserve documents prior to the commencement of proceedings, after proceedings had begun, the situation was radically different. That was particularly so in relation to electronic information stored by a bank.”

WLR Daily, 29th October 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

 

Blow to Commercial Court as planned e-filing of documents is put back to 2009 – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 25th, 2007 in Commercial Court, electronic filing, news by sally

“The electronic filing of documents in England and Wales courts looks likely to be delayed by at least a year, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk