Supporting online justice: Enhancing Accessibility, Participation and Procedural Fairness

A team of Oxford based researchers based at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies have released a series of five films to help lay users of the justice system access and participate in online hearings. Produced with HM Courts and Tribunals Service as a project partner, these accessible films have been developed using an extensive process of research, consultation and testing with a range of lay users.  Each film is available with subtitles in six languages and British Sign Language version. 

Speaking at the launch of the films, Sir Ernest Ryder Former Senior President of Tribunals and Master of Pembroke College said:  

“Supporting Online Justice is an exemplar of how effective a partnership between the University sector, HMCTS and the Judiciary can be.  I recommend this accessible report to you in the highest possible terms and encourage you to watch, and tell others about, the films.” 

You can find the link to the full playlist of all films on the HMCTS YouTube Page:  

 If you are interested in a specific film, can find the links below:  

More details, along with the project report, are also available at the supporting online justice project page.

The Research Team is made up of Linda MulcahyEmma RowdenAnna Tsalapatanis, and Lucy Klippan.  They have been supported by an advisory group chaired by  Sir Ernest Ryder. 

This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number ES/V01580X/1