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Court delivers justice by mobile phone – The Guardian

“Britain’s courts took another step yesterday towards ditching the law’s reputation for delay, when a judge agreed to hear a case by mobile phone. The unexpected illness of a woman charged with money-laundering led to the pioneering step, which avoided a costly adjournment of the brief proceedings.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Telephone hearings have benefits but there’s a sting in the tail – The Times

“It could be argued that the courts have been somewhat late in embracing information technology. Database and order production systems only came late in the day and the majority of judges, despite being provided with computers, printers and the like, still tend to rely on writing their notes rather than typing them into their laptops. Telephone hearings are also a recent phenomenon.”

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The Times, 25th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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