Online court proposed to settle civil disputes

Judiciary looks to Canada and Netherlands for working examples of justice

 The great majority of everyday legal disputes – over matters such as unpaid bills and faulty goods – could be resolved online rather than in a physical court in the latest move to modernise England and Wales’ justice system.

The proposed online court is a central part of a plan to reform civil (as opposed to criminal) justice drawn up by Lord Justice Briggs, deputy head of civil justice at the Court of Appeal.

Briggs says that an online court « with its own set of user-friendly rules » should become the compulsory forum for resolving claims for fixed sums of money up to £25,000.

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