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TLEF-funded investigation reveals impact of ASB injunctions on most vulnerable

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are being sent to prison for breaching Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions (ASBIs) imposed for feeding pigeons, street begging and playing dominoes in public, according to an investigation by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The work, funded by TLEF, was prompted by the lack of accessible information provided by the Home […]

TLEF-funded investigation reveals impact of ASB injunctions on most vulnerable

Justice Committee publishes new report on court capacity recommending urgent action on data collection

The House of Commons Justice Committee has today published the findings of their inquiry into court capacity.  The report cites evidence from The Legal Education Foundation’s Director of Research, Dr Natalie Byrom, and calls for urgent action to improve the data that is collected by the courts. Responding to the report, Dr Byrom says: “The […]

Justice Committee publishes new report on court capacity recommending urgent action on data collection

Justice data in the digital age: Balancing risks and opportunities

The following post is based on opening remarks delivered by The Legal Education Foundation’s  Director of Research, Dr Natalie Byrom, at an expert seminar held on the 21st July 2021.  “My name is Dr Natalie Byrom, and I am Director of Research at The Legal Education Foundation. We are delighted to welcome you to this […]

Justice data in the digital age: Balancing risks and opportunities

Justice Select Committee report backs four-point legal definition of access to justice, as recommended in TLEF’s recent “Digital Justice” report.

The influential, cross party Justice Select Committee has called on the Ministry of Justice to evaluate the impact of court reform against the legal standard of access to justice summarised in TLEF’s “Digital Justice” report. TLEF’s  Director of Research, Dr Natalie Byrom argues that HMCTS must act now to embed this four-part access to justice […]

Justice Select Committee report backs four-point legal definition of access to justice, as recommended in TLEF’s recent “Digital Justice” report.

Online Courts: How to measure “justice” and “fairness”

TLEF, together with UCL and the University of Oxford, brought together experts to draft recommendations for measuring the impact of online courts on access to justice The court system in England and Wales is undergoing a period of rapid and unprecedented change. In 2016, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (“HMCTS”) established a programme of […]

Online Courts: How to measure “justice” and “fairness”

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