Features: The way ahead
At last there seems to be a very real possibility of a surge in the modernisation of the justice system in England and Wales, thanks to the work of the Litigation Support Technology Group. Kieran Flatt reports
The justice system in England and Wales is on the brink of a huge surge in modernisation. Yeah, right, we have heard it all before. Soon there will be cyber-courts, virtual hearings and electronic disclo-sure; video conferencing will become the de facto standard for dispute resolution both in and out of the courts and a brave new litigation support services industry will soon be booming. For quite some time, large commercial interests and enthusiastic individuals have valiantly attempted to wish this scenario into being by sheer force of will.
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