Judge Barry Clarke became the President of Employment Tribunals in England and Wales only a few weeks into the first Covid lockdown in 2020. Soon afterwards, the Employment Tribunals began the process known as “HMCTS reform”, intended to introduce digital working. Four years later, the Employment Tribunals continue to face challenges on multiple fronts.
In this session, the President will consider a range of topics including:
the impact of video hearings and their future;
the purpose and future of the “virtual region”;
the role of digitisation and automation in the administration of workplace justice;
the potential use of generative AI/machine learning;
the challenge of delivering justice in a world where many people receive information and news from algorithm-based sources;
how technology and new methods of communication can enhance access to justice; and
the future place of the Employment Tribunals in the wider justice system.
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL 6pm. It will conclude at about 7.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception for those attending in person.
IMPORTANT: This session will be preceded by the Society’s AGM which will start at 5.40pm. The Society’s AGM is open to the Society’s members only, although Judge Barry Clarke’s talk is open to both members and non-members of the Society.
This session will also be streamed lived, although please note it will NOT be recorded.
A nominal fee of £20 for non-members, reduced to £10 for those non-members who are unwaged or working full time in the voluntary sector is payable. Please note that if you are paying online then payment must be made using a debit card.
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