Conference Report: The Future of Justice: Harnessing the Power of Empirical Research

The England and Wales justice system is undergoing rapid change in an ambitious reform programme designed to transform processes in criminal, civil and family courts, and tribunals. The move to online determination of disputes and court closures represents a shift away from the model through which the principles of public justice have traditionally been advanced. […]

Conference Report: The Future of Justice: Harnessing the Power of Empirical Research
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Legal Confidence and Attitudes to Law: Developing Standardised Measures

This summary document sets out the results of a project to develop unidimensional standardised measures of legal confidence and attitudes to law. It also details the resulting measures and provides basic guidance to their use.

Legal Confidence and Attitudes to Law: Developing Standardised Measures
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Developing the Detail – Evaluating the Impact of Court Reform in England and Wales on Access to Justice

This paper presents recommendations for measuring the impact of court reform in England and Wales on Access to Justice. It identifies an irreducible minimum standard of access to justice – derived from existing case law- that should be used to assess the impact of changes to the justice system. The paper also proposes definitions of […]

Developing the Detail – Evaluating the Impact of Court Reform in England and Wales on Access to Justice
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Digital Justice: HMCTS data strategy and delivering access to justice

The court system in England and Wales is undergoing a period of rapid and unprecedented change. The £1bn court reform programme currently being led by HM Courts and Tribunals Service is the most ambitious in the world. In whole areas of the justice system such as divorce and civil money claims, and certain types of […]

Digital Justice: HMCTS data strategy and delivering access to justice
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Monitoring Equality in Digital Public Services

Many of the public and private services we use are now digital. The move to digital is likely to increase as technology becomes more embedded in our lives. But what does this mean for how essential public services understand who is using, or indeed not using, them and why? Public services are required to adhere […]

Monitoring Equality in Digital Public Services
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Briefing Note: The Coronavirus Bill and the Rule of Law

In light of the plans to rapidly expand the use of telephone, video and Skype hearings in the justice system, this briefing discusses the safeguards that must be put in place to ensure that access to justice and open justice are maintained under the rule of law. Summary The following recommendations would uphold the rule […]

Briefing Note: The Coronavirus Bill and the Rule of Law
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The impact of COVID-19 measures on the civil justice system: Report and recommendations

This report presents the findings of a rapid review undertaken by the Civil Justice Council into the impact of COVID-19 arrangements on users of the civil justice system. Over 1,000 responses were submitted over the course of two weeks. The report  contains recommendations on the continuing use of remote hearings across the civil justice system […]

The impact of COVID-19 measures on the civil justice system: Report and recommendations
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Access to Justice through University Law Clinics

This report is based on data received through responses to an electronic survey which was distributed to university Law Schools throughout the UK from June–July 2015. The research identified 62 university Law Schools with law clinics, of whom 32 responded to the survey, giving a survey response rate of 52%. Recommendations Understanding the value of […]

Access to Justice through University Law Clinics
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Understanding the legal problems of renters

Study shows that people living in rented accommodation are twice as likely to experience some kinds of non-housing-related legal problems as those living in other types of housing. The Legal Education Foundation has funded a study comparing the legal difficulties experienced by people living in rented accommodation with those who live in their own homes […]

Understanding the legal problems of renters
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