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Online legal Information on a budget: A giant leap for the Isle of Man. Lucy Marsh-Smith. A small Island with large technological ambitions. Always going places!. Famous for its speed…. …but not in every area of island life!. Online legal information- Manx style. The Courts website:

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Online legal information on a budget a giant leap for the isle of man

Online legal Information on a budget: A giant leap for the Isle of Man

Lucy Marsh-Smith





But not in every area of island life
…but not in every area of island life!


Online legal information manx style
Online legal information- Manx style

  • The Courts website:

    • www.courts.im

  • Judgments on line:

    • www.judgments.im

  • Legislation on line:

    • www.legislation.gov.im


Courts of justice website
Courts of Justice website

  • Dedicated Isle of Man Courts website

  • Launched to coincide with new Rules of Court in 2009

  • Strong desire for openness, transparency and accessibility

  • Free access to the public

  • Includes details of court listings and regular public court sittings

  • Includes principal rules, forms and guidance

  • News items facility

  • Recent Judgments provided

  • Used by the profession, the public and staff!


Judgments on line
Judgments on line

  • Free on-line database providing access to Manx judgments.

  • Judgments from 2000, earlier ones in PDF.

  • For those search limited to reference number, titles and party names.

  • Current lack of clarity as to what should be published.


Legislation on line
Legislation on line

  • Dedicated legislation website

  • Free access to the public

  • Advanced search facility/point in time

  • Ability to show repealed legislation and legislation not yet in operation

  • Additional features to be available to subscribers to create income stream

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Advantages
ADVANTAGES

  • Enhanced reputation of Island as sophisticated jurisdiction with which to do business

  • Maintained in-house, so saving costs of production by commercial publishers

  • Frequent up-dating possible

  • No more ‘paste-up’ of books!

  • Reduced use of paper etc

  • Opportunity to start on-line Gazette

  • Links and display

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Challenges
CHALLENGES

  • Limited budget

  • Data conversion

  • Secondary legislation still only as made

  • Handling of in-house IT Department

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What did we learn
What did we learn?

  • Use the right people: Do your IT experts understand what lawyers need?

  • Choose what is right for your jurisdiction: most expensive is not always the best

  • Make your specification as detailed as possible – say what you need and why

  • Don’t use bespoke systems unless you have to

  • Have adequate internal resources to plan, supervise and implement your project

  • Future-proof as much as possible

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