Online ‘Lawyerless’ Courts Could Provide Disadvantages in Access to Justice

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Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, said: “Efforts to modernise the courts and improve efficiencies in our justice system are essential. It is surely time to make a proper investment in our civil justice system for the future, to provide justice for all. We shall study this report, which contains many innovative recommendations, carefully, not least to assess its impact on access to justice.

“Any moves towards an online court for claims of up to £25,000 must avoid the risk of entrenching a system of two-tier justice whereby individuals opting to use a ‘lawyerless’ online court process could easily find themselves in litigation with big organisations which can afford to hire their own legal teams.

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This content has been updated on 07/27/2016 at 15 h 43 min.