Courts ‘have to go digital’

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One of Britain’s most senior judges says courts must cut down on paper and move into the digital age.

Lady Justice Gloster, who sits in the Court of Appeal, says the numbers of bundles of documents used in trials are similar to when she started her legal career four decades ago. The 65-year-old judge said that change had to come.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Justice said changes were planned. In March Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said technology in courts would be updated, adding that hundreds of millions of pounds would be spent in coming years.