Standardization of processes and procedures could be a great way to avoid delays in divorce proceedings. However there a few things that may represent reasons for concern: when the system goes online, where would litigants in person go with their queries? Will there be an online help desk? Live chat?
Although the standardization of processes and procedures is a good idea, litigants in person should still have the option of approaching court staff with any queries that cannot be fully addressed online.
Divorce cases could begin shifting almost entirely online by 2017, the president of the Family Division has said. Sir James Munby (pictured) told barristers this week that in the future some court processes will be almost entirely digitised, citing online divorce and online probate as early examples. He said plans to digitise these proceedings could be initially implemented by early 2017