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7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means

On invitation Jos Hoevenaars attended the 7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means taking place in London on 7 December 2018. The full day forum brought together members from across the British advice and pro bono sector, courts and tribunals, government, the legal profession, universities (UK and abroad), charities, foundations and institutions to discuss the current state of the legal aid sector in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. The day saw some 20 different speakers as well as several in-depth breakout session in which divergent subjects such as funding, technology, the need for data collection and analysis, and the intersection between legal needs and mental health were discussed among the over 200 participants in more detail.

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Published: December 11, 2017

The Netherlands is one of the pioneers in digitalisation worldwide. Next to the implementation of the Quality and Innovation project (KEI) within the courts, digitalisation is increasingly taking place in out-of-court dispute resolution. Emma van Gelder discusses two well-known examples of private initiatives of digitalisation in the Netherlands and subsequently assesses the online tools against the background of access to justice.