Minimum recommended requirements for videoconferencing | Law Scotland In line with the Scottish Government’s  Justice Digital Strategy and in anticipation of proposals to redesign and modernise summary justice in Scotland following the Evidence and Procedure Review, the Society is looking closely at issues relating to technology in the justice system.

The Society’s Technology Law and Practice Committee has recognised the need for collaboration across its other committees, and has set up a working group to look at issues relating to technology in the courts – the group includes members of the access to justice, civil justice, criminal, legal aid and technology committees.

With specific regard to the use of video conferencing, the working group recommends that a system which consistently provides a satisfactory experience for participants will have beneficial effects both for users and in terms of access to justice.  To that end, the group has produced a paper outlining minimum requirements in terms of privacy, consistency, flexibility and quality of video conferencing facilities.You can read the full paper here and direct any queries or comments to the secretary of the Technology Law and Practice Committee, Matthew Thomson