The proposal to create online courts has been the subject matter of discussions for many years. Several reports by prominent judges have been released all pointing to a new age of administering justice online. One of these courts, the online civil tribunal (CRT), has begun its operations in British Columbia (BC), Canada on 13 July 2016. The CRT's design has some strong similarities with the proposed online courts, and could provide insights into the transition toward technology-facilitated justice in England.
Darin Thompson lawyer with the Ministry of Justice in British Columbia and a member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Working Group on ODR published a very interesting article in IT Law Community website. You can read it HERE