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Justice sector welcomes in-court technology

By Wesleyan

Digital technology is bringing a host of benefits to the courtrooms of England and Wales, the Government has suggested.

Around half of all the magistrates' courtrooms in the two countries now have digital displays and all will have them by the summer.

There will also be wi-fi for all professionals to use in magistrates' and Crown court buildings by next spring, allowing them access to the internet and to the IT systems of their own firms.

Thubrons, CKM and Hannays solicitor Jason Smith said he was pleased by the speed of the internet access which he experienced at a court in North Shields.

'Clickshare' wireless display technology in courtrooms allows for digital materials to be shown to the courts and it is thought it helps all parties involved in cases to follow them more closely.

The Government expects the technology to help professionals in the justice sector work together more productively and make courts more efficient places to work.

Copyright Press Association 2015

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