“BUILD IT AND WHO CARES IF THEY COME”: THE REGISTER ON WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE COURT RULES AND LISTING ONLINE: THE ABSENCE OF “SCHOOL-GRADE WEB SKILLS”
An interesting explanation of why practitioners, and others, are having problems with access to rules of court and listing can be found in The Register – which provides news on technology for I T Professionals. The Register reports that the major problem we are having is “all because £450 m agency doesn’t have school-grade web skills”. The article is well worth reading for anyone trying to understand the “rationale” behind the chaos of the last few days. Basically they have taken a good, effective and working system and made it worse (and they have a track record for this apparently). More significantly the new system is far less accessible to the disabled – you can almost hear the judicial review coming on…
” GDS efforts to seize and destroy revamp the MoJ’s highly regarded High Court and Court of Appeal listings webpages and email services have imposed substantially poorer alternatives on the public – alternatives even GDS admits are less accessible for the disabled than their predecessors”
WHAT THE REGISTER SAYS
Apparently this is far from the first time there has been a problem. The Register is scathing in its review of the GDS abilities.