Practice and Procedure

Neuberger argues for greater use of IT in courts

PUBLISHED October 19, 2011

Master of the rolls Lord Neuberger has backed the introduction of more electronic disclosure in court but stopped short of advocating ?virtual trials?. Speaking at the high sheriff?s lecture in Leeds last week, Neuberger said the legal profession was facing change on a scale not seen since the Victorian era. He raised the intriguing possibility that trials could operate without courts at all, although he noted there remains a strong argument for physical trials. read more