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Law Reporting and Open Justice in a Digital World

April 17, 2018 @ 18:15 - 20:00

The advent of the Internet has changed the way judgments are published. But even with websites like BAILII providing free access to the majority of judgments almost as soon as they are delivered, there remains a need for a specialist organisation to select and add value to those particular cases which constitute precedents and may be treated as authoritative statements of the law. Meanwhile, the way justice is being delivered is also changing, with courts increasingly relying on video hearings, digital case management, and the prospect of an online court. At the same time, the delivery of legal data needs to accommodate the increased use of Artificial Intelligence and the increasing presence of litigants in person in the justice system.  How will law reporting change to meet the challenges of the future?  


The presentation will be by Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content at the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR). The organisation was founded in 1865 by the Inns of Court and the Law Society to provide a comprehensive, timely and reliable reports of the decisions of the senior courts that changed or clarified the law. It is a charity, whose objects include legal education and supporting the administration of justice. For many years its reporters, all of whom are qualified barristers and solicitors, have attended and reported the hearings of the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords / Supreme Court and Privy Council, as well as covering senior tribunals and European Court of Justice decisions in the official Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports and various specialist series.


Tuesday 17th April 2018 – 6.15pm for 6.30pm

Light refreshments and wine from 6pm


Kindly hosted by The University of Law,

Bloomsbury Centre, 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE


AWS London & The University of Law


University Of Law