DEESLR 20 (2023) now published


The 2023 issue of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Law Review has now been published in full.

Artificial intelligence

Professor emeritus Peter Bernard Ladkin has written an article entitled ‘Involving LLMs in legal processes is risky’. The availability of large language models (LLM), a form of AI correspondence agent, on the Internet raises questions about their possible use in legal processes.

Post Office Horizon scandal

Regarding the Post Office Horizon scandal, James Christie has analysed the Law Commission’s arguments in relation to section 69 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the reintroduction common law presumption that computer evidence was considered reliable unless there was evidence to the contrary.

In addition, Professor Richard Moorhead and his colleagues Dr Karen Nokes and Dr Rebecca Helm have kindly revised and expanded their Working Paper on the General Review and the Post Office Scandal by Brian Altman KC.

These papers are complimentary to the documents published in the Document Supplement, that is, the two devices from 2013 by Simon Clarke, Barrister, the General Review by Brian Altman KC, and the response to the Law Commission Consultation No 138 Evidence in Criminal Proceedings by the Post Office, Inland Revenue, BT, CPS and the DTI.

International papers

We have published papers from Jordan regarding e-administrative contracts, an analysis of the judicial and legislative attitude to hearsay electronic data in South Africa, a revealing discussion regarding electronic evidence in arbitration proceedings with an empirical analysis and recommendations, and a paper on the electronic title certificate as a form of evidence in Indonesia.

Industry contribution

The industry contribution considers the digital signature as a method to strengthen enterprise risk management practices across the US government.