Professor Richard Susskind, the Lord Chief Justice’s IT adviser, has attacked the Civil Justice Council for “failing to even look into” the potential of online dispute resolution schemes.

Speaking at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum this morning, Susskind said while many judges were outstanding, they were let down by “antediluvian” court processes.

“We have to think whether, when dealing with disputes, we need to physically converge in courts,” he said.

“We should at least be exploring the use of technology in dispute resolution.”

He gave...

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