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E-litigation: Challenges and opportunities ahead

A new IT infrastructure will allow the courts to focus on more proactive case management, reducing the time from case initiation to final determination, writes Jim Leason

15 December 2015

It was clear from a series of speeches given this year by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, and the chief executive of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the desire to implement digital change across the justice system is real and joined up.

The November spending review revealed that £700m is being made available to invest
in the IT infrastructure needed
to deliver a modern justice platform - a platform that will
be built for online and mobile working, with open integration points to allow data to be transferred between systems.

If dispute data can be
made more available via open integration points, I believe
we will start to see innovation socially, commercially, and
in the legal world, based around applications that can analyse the volumes of data that reside in these databases to derive insight that guides decisio...

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