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End of year webinar

 

About the webinar

A year in review

2016 has seen a lot of changes to the way that bundles are now managed in court.

This brief 30 minute webinar will cover what we have learnt, feedback from clients, the key issues that we are facing, and also our own plans for 2017.

Key topics:

  • Convincing the court
  • Views from the end user
  • Key issues to overcome in 2017
  • Successes in 2016

We would very much like this to be a collaborative event, and will be asking anyone who has used any method of eBundling to share their experiences. 

Questions about the webinar? Get in touch.

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Southwark Council Brings Digital Courtroom Technology To The London Family Court

Southwark Council Brings Digital Courtroom Technology To The London Family Court

With the aim of modernising court services, the London Borough of Southwark has successfully introduced paper-free Digital Courtrooms technology to the London Family Court. The process, conducted in partnership with South London Legal Partnership, has gone from pilot to ‘go live’ in just over 6 weeks with the first cases already heard.

The Digital Courtroom Solution is a complete software and service package, which provides all the necessary tools required to digitize the UK court system. By eliminating paper-based practices the Digital Courtrooms solution enables court processes to be streamlined, significantly reducing costs, removing the stress of missing files and greatly boosting efficiency.

The solution combines services from three leading legal technology organisations: ProjectFusion with its secure Data Room system, Zylpha’s with its widely acclaimed e-bundling technology and technical support from South London Legal Partnership. Project Fusion’s Data Room provides a simple to use virtual interface, which delivers a secure digital space protected by the latest security technology. Zylpha’s widely acclaimed digital e-Bundling software eliminates the strain of creating and maintaining paper court bundles and removes the risk of lost documents. The digital bundles can be updated, repaginated and distributed safely in a matter of minutes – a process that previously took many hours to complete. The final element is a high quality support programme, supplied through South London Legal Partnership, the shared legal services operation for Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Richmond councils.

Commenting on the news Phillip Barker,
Deputy Business Manager (Legal Services) Finance & Governance said “In a little over a month Southwark and the Central London Family Court, under the direction of SLLP, have moved into the digital age. Trial bundles are now securely delivered using Data Rooms rather than outdated and unreliable couriers or the DX paper system.

“This secure digital delivery solution has revolutionised the way the Child Care Legal Team functions. In short, it has standardised the way that lawyers store documents ready to be converted into the electronic bundle using Zylpha; making it easy for anyone to search for and locate case documents quickly. Beyond this, the control and ease with which the Project Fusion Data Rooms can be created has also removed the stress of dealing with couriers or catching the DX. Although there are setup costs, we truly believe that this solution will save the council thousands of pounds and free up valuable time. The Digital Solution isn’t the future it’s the here and now. “

Commenting on the news Tim Long CEO of Zylpha welcomed Philip Barker's comments adding, “Zylpha has worked with Southwark for some years, so we know the exacting quality standards they set in all aspects of their court work. We are delighted then that they have chosen Digital Courtrooms to move the family court processes forward and already we can see the first benefits of this digital transformation. Over time, they will free up many hundreds of hours and reduce operational costs dramatically. We look forward to working closely with them as they start to optimise these benefits fully.”

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Digital Courtrooms Selected For G-Cloud 8

Digital Courtrooms Selected For G-Cloud 8

Leading UK court technology innovator Digital Courtrooms is now available as a supplier on G-Cloud 8, the Crown Commercial Service's procurement framework for Cloud based computer services, hosted via the Digital Marketplace.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and to improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

The Digital Courtroom solution is a complete software and service package, which provides all the necessary tools required to digitise the UK court system. By eliminating paper-based practices, the Digital Courtrooms solution enables court processes to be streamlined, significantly reducing costs, removing the stress of missing files and greatly boosting efficiency.

The solution combines services from three leading legal technology organisations: ProjectFusion with its secure Data Room system, Zylpha’s with its widely acclaimed e-bundling technology and technical support from South London Legal Partnership. Digital Courtrooms has already proved itself to be a success in a mainstream family court environment at both the West London and Central London Family Courts.

Project Fusion’s Data Room provides a simple to use virtual interface, which delivers a secure digital space protected by the latest security technology. Zylpha’s widely acclaimed digital e-Bundling software eliminates the strain of creating and maintaining paper court bundles and removes the risk of lost documents. The digital bundles can be updated, repaginated and distributed safely in a matter of minutes – a process that previously took many hours to complete. The final element is a high quality support programme, supplied through South London Legal Partnership, the shared legal services operation for Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Richmond councils.

Commenting on the news, Zylpha’s CEO Tim Long said, “The Digital Courtrooms service has received a great deal of interest, regarding its combined solutions, from both the UK Court system and related government bodies. Naturally, therefore we are extremely happy to be part of G-Cloud 8, which provides central government departments, executive agencies and UK Courts with a rapid and cost effective method of accessing and purchasing government approved IT Cloud products and services. We look forward to identifying and assessing those areas of the Court System where the Digital Courtrooms services can work best.”

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Zylpha, South London Legal Partnership and ProjectFusion Join Forces To Offer First True Digital Courtroom Solution

Zylpha, South London Legal Partnership and ProjectFusion Join Forces To Offer First True Digital Courtroom Solution

Legal software innovator Zylpha has joined forces with the South London Legal Partnership and ProjectFusion to launch a ‘Digital Courtrooms’ solution.

Ultimately, the move could spell the end of the court-based insistence that all parties should work purely with paper based files and documents. Annual savings in excess of 60% are expected when compared with like-for-like manual processes. Over the course of a year it is expected that these savings could exceed £100,000 per court.

The new solution digitally replaces the time-consuming and expensive paper-based administrative processes that inhibit the effectiveness of the UK court service. By eliminating paper-based practices the Digital Courtrooms solution enables court processes to be streamlined, significantly reducing costs, removing the stress of missing files and greatly boosting efficiency.

The digital courtroom process has three key components: the Data Room, Digital eBundling and Technical Support.

The Data Room is the digital courtroom component, supplied by ProjectFusion. This provides a simple to use virtual interface, which delivers a secure digital space protected by the latest and leading security technology. Here, all the files and bundles required for cases are held in one single repository, which is accessible 24/7/365. This means that, for the first time, those wishing to prepare for a case in advance can do so securely online at their own convenience.
Zylpha’s widely acclaimed digital eBundling software eliminates the strain of creating and maintaining paper court bundles and removes the risk of lost documents. The digital bundles can be updated, repaginated and distributed safely in a matter of minutes – a process that previously took many hours to complete. Zylpha’s software also ensures that the highest levels of encryption and security protect documents and files sent between parties. This eliminates the need for expensive mail and bike couriers.

The final element is a high quality support programme, which has been exclusively developed for Digital Courtrooms. The support team is supplied through South London Legal Partnership, the shared legal services operation for Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Richmond councils. With their considerable expertise SLLP will manage the onboarding and support of clients, using the latest techniques to ensure the highest levels of practice and compliance.
Commenting on the launch Zylpha CEO Tim Long noted, “The time has come to move the court system into the 21st century. The legal profession should be free to concentrate on the law and not be tied up with paper-based administrative duties. The Digital Courtrooms solution makes this possible and we are delighted to play a part in this historic development.”

ProjectFusion’s MD Angus Bradley welcomed Tim Long’s comments adding, “The court system hasn’t moved to digital before now as the quality of the technology did not warrant it. Now, however, the technology to effect this change has arrived using the very latest digital data room and document bundling systems, backed by the highest quality support. With these factors in place, the UK court system can now rest assured that the documents held for a case are safer, managed more efficiently and far more accessible. There is no reason then why this solution should not soon become a best-practice approach for all the UK’s courts.”

For his part, Paul Phelan Legal Practice Manager of South London Legal Partnership noted, “ With our experience of delivering legal services across four London boroughs and the successful pilot we are involved in at West London Family Court, we have the knowledge of how a digital courtroom system should be run. We are ideally placed to onboard and support people as part of this exciting new service and we are confident that this new solution will deliver major benefits. We are already seeing the benefits of this approach to UK courts, Local Authorities and all those connected with cases run through digital courtrooms.”

Those behind Digital Courtrooms expect to announce details of the first courts to go digital in the very near future.