Access to justice

The Big Advice Survey

The Big Advice Survey is a collaborative project, created and promoted by individual Citizens Advice Bureaux and Law Centres and an incredibly diverse range of other organisations. It went live on 1 December 2014 and will run until the end of March 2015. It is the largest UK-wide front-line service collaboration for many years. Support […]

Read More

Justice online

Justice.gov.uk is on borrowed time. The intention is to move all information on that site and many other justice system websites to GOV.UK. Justice.gov.uk and those other websites will ultimately disappear. Much has moved already. As such, it is important to get to grips with GOV.UK. This article describes its structure and features with reference […]

Read More

Justice on the move

Content has recently started migrating away from the Justice website. We’d just got used to the new Justice portal when GOV.UK came along promising to be the new single domain for government information (see the March issue). A new home on GOV.UK According to the Justice home page, “Ministry of Justice corporate content has moved […]

Read More

Access to judgments

On 20 November 2012 Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, delivered the First Annual BAILII Lecture, entitled “No Judgment – No Justice” in which he dealt with three important aspects of improving access to justice through improved access to judgments: their clarity, free dissemination and enhancement. His intro para is worth quoting here in […]

Read More

The Justice website

The Justice site was launched in April 2011 as the government’s attempt to bring together all websites related to the UK justice system for the professional user. Initially it was a rather desperate attempt to patch together lots of different sites, all with different underlying architectures and different views of what they were trying to […]

Read More

Justice wide open

The principle of open justice has been robustly developed in English law since the mid-17th century, but the courts service in England and Wales has yet to fully utilise online technology for the dissemination of courts information and legal knowledge. The UK Supreme Court, which opened its doors to the public in 2009, leads the […]

Read More