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26/04/00
Judges Go Surfing
- Internet to e adopted by UK's legal eagles

BRITAIN'S judges, famed for living in the past, are to be trained in the ways of the internet.

Although 91 per cent of judges said they preferred working with paper, perhaps surprisingly almost half surveyed by legal publisher Sweet and Maxwell said they already used the web at home, a figure which has encouraged government officials to begin a wholesale computerisation of the judiciary.

Before handing down sentence on paper and pen, the Lord Chancellor's office, the control centre of Britain's legal system, want to clear up a few security qualms, but internet training for judges is still likely to begin by the summer, in time for the introduction of European Human Rights Act whose minutiae beaks will then be able to peruse via the web.




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