Court Service to test ‘virtual hearing’ prototype – Legal Futures

‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is working with Microsoft to build a prototype for a fully virtual hearing, which will tested in October, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 15th August 2017


Review of Costs Budgeting Process by Jackson LJ – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 29th, 2015 in budgets, costs, negligence, news, personal injuries, telephone hearings by sally

‘Following the introduction of costs budgeting as part of his wide-ranging package of civil justice reforms, Jackson LJ is now undertaking a review of the process.’

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Zenith Chambers, 20th April 2015


Online court proposed to resolve claims of up to £25,000 – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2015 in dispute resolution, internet, legal aid, news, small claims, telephone hearings by sally

‘The UK justice system should receive a radical overhaul for the digital age with the creation of an online court to expand access to justice and resolve claims of up to £25,000, the official body that oversees civil courts has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2015


Revealed: How UK justice is dispensed out of hours down the phone line – The Independent

“The Court of Protection is facing fresh questions about transparency, as The Independent reveals that its judges are making life-or-death decisions over the phone, with incomplete evidence, in proceedings that are not always recorded.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2013


Court delivers justice by mobile phone – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2008 in news, telephone hearings by sally

“Britain’s courts took another step yesterday towards ditching the law’s reputation for delay, when a judge agreed to hear a case by mobile phone. The unexpected illness of a woman charged with money-laundering led to the pioneering step, which avoided a costly adjournment of the brief proceedings.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2008


Telephone hearings have benefits but there’s a sting in the tail – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2007 in news, telephone hearings by sally

“It could be argued that the courts have been somewhat late in embracing information technology. Database and order production systems only came late in the day and the majority of judges, despite being provided with computers, printers and the like, still tend to rely on writing their notes rather than typing them into their laptops. Telephone hearings are also a recent phenomenon.”

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The Times, 25th May 2007