A facility for litigants to access the court process via smartphones is being developed in England and Wales, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, told the first International Forum on Online Courts. Telling lawyers to ‘embrace’ technology that improves access to justice and efficiency, he said: ‘There is no reason why our forms, processes, and perhaps even some hearings should not be optimised for smartphones giving litigants effective access to justice from the palm of their hand.’