Gone are the days when all parties for a case needed their own pile of documents. The law uses more paper than nearly any other business or institution, retaining an almost Dickensian obsession with documentation.
Clerks and messengers stagger daily under the weight of paper packages and the requirement to put a bundle of agreed content before the courts means there are multiple sets of paperwork for counsel, solicitors, the judge and jury.
A worldwide solution has been found.
Opus 2 has invented a cloud-based technology which, it says, is simple to use, speeds up justice and answers the wasteful use of thousands of tonnes of paper and the deforestation it inevitably causes.