Law Courts

Justice Online: just as good? Joshua Rozenberg on the online court

Giving the first of three annual talks on the creation of the online court, Joshua Rozenberg painted an optimistic vision of a future in which civil litigation would become fast, efficient and affordable to all. Surveying the chequered history of courts modernisation over the last 30 years, he explained why it was hoped this particular government IT project would succeed where so many others seemed to have failed. The talk was largely drawn from Joshua’s recent e-book, The Online …

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Stricter conditions for applying to the European Court of Human Rights

Law Courts

The following is a press release from the Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights, reproduced in full to save readers the trouble of downloading a PDF from the Hudoc site.

Rule 47 of the Rules of Court, which introduces stricter conditions for applying to the Court, came into force on 1 January 2014. It is designed to enhance the Court’s efficiency and to speed up the examination of applications. This amendment to the Rules introduces …

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The ICLR in Boston: A visit to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

While the ICLR team was in Boston for the annual conference of the International Bar Association, two of us took the opportunity to meet up with the Chief Reporter of Decisions at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Brian H Redmond heads up a team of reporters and editors who are employed by the court, which sits in the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston. He kindly showed us round the courts there (including also the Appeals Court) …

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The Rolls Building — now open for business

The Rolls Building — now open for business

Roll up, roll up! Company, commercial, technology and construction. They’ve got ’em all in London’s brand new court complex, which last week opened its doors for, er, business.

Located in Fetter Lane, in the heart of legal London, the Rolls Building brings together in one place all the courts of the Chancery Division of the High Court (including those dealing with companies, trusts and intellectual property) with those of the Admiralty, Commercial and Technology & Construction subdivisions of the Queen’s …

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