Paper trail – are paperless trials the way forward for UK courts?
Billed as the biggest trial in the British courts in terms of value, the case brought in 2011 by Boris Berezovsky against fellow Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was always going to attract plenty of interest. With accusations of blackmail, breach of trust and breach of contract, as well as a damages claim of £3.8bn, the scene was set for high drama. The ensuing litigation proved to be a first on a number of counts, not least for being the first case to be heard at the High Court's commercial arm, the Rolls Building.
The high-profile Berezovsky-Abramovich case was the first paperless trial in the UK. Maria Shahid talks to the man behind the software – and the lawyers who’ve tried it – about its wider adoption
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