The SRA is partnering with the government on a new scheme that will offer grants of £50,000 for innovators with technology-based ideas for making legal services more accessible to the public. The Legal Access Challenge has received £250,000 in state funding to find ways of closing the “legal gap.” The initiative is based on the premise that the great bulk of investment in lawtech is directed at improving efficiencies and automating processes in commercial law firms rather than opening access to justice. Anna Bradley, SRA chair, said: “We want our regulation to support new ideas. The Legal Access Challenge can help to drive the development of new approaches which will deliver tangible benefits to the public, opening up access to legal services for as many people as possible.”
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