Pro-DIGI

When is the time right for mediation?

The existence of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution can be traced throughout legal history, right back to when the Romans first developed a sophisticated legal system. At any moment in time, both formal and informal means of resolution co-existed. How the balance made between these two different approaches would vary from time […]

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION? COME BACK HEATH ROBINSON ALL IS FORGIVEN?

One of the many disconcerting features of getting older is when young people look blank as you mention the name of someone you regard as seminal. I have had recent experience of this with James Thurber, my favourite comic writer, and even Rex Harrison. Rex Harrison attended the same dance classes as my grandmother in […]

Reflections from SITGES

REFLECTIONS FROM SITGES Mediation: Return of legal realism? I found the course stimulating and challenging. It gave me a real insight into mediation as an overall psychological process, with the intention of enabling a resolution which was acceptable to the parties, as opposed to one begrudgingly accepted in conventional negotiation or imposed by a Judge. […]

THE DIGITAL CITY: DOES ACTUAL LOCATION MATTER?

In previous articles, we have suggested that the Digital City does not have any specific location, but rather is constituted by the connections which the internet facilitates. Against this background, where the citizens are located might be regarded as essentially happenstance, but digitally they are all citizens of the same entity. However, personal interactions remain […]

IS THE DIGITAL CITY THE NEW REBEL CITY?

Written by Sammy Nanneh and Charles Feeny A great deal of light has recently been shed on the advent of technology in our legal system. Moore’s law, that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles about every two years, has long buttressed society’s technological revolution. It has meant exponential growth in the technological sector, […]