UK software makes debut at OJ trial

DEFENCE lawyers acting for American actor/footballer OJ Simpson are to use British legal software in the highly publicised murder trial starting at the end of the month.

LiveNote, a computer-aided transcription system produced by Smith Bernal, was selected by the trial consultant to OJ Simpson's lawyers, Robert Shapiro and F Lee Bailey.

The UK product, which was also appointed to the Scott inquiry, is being used in several UK trials.

Howard Harris, defence trial consultant, says of LiveNote: “It is incredibly easy to use and has a level of functionality far superior to its US counterparts.”