Maurits Barendrecht is Research Director at HiiL. Graduated at Leiden Law School. Was a partner at law firm De Brauw. Professor at Tilburg University, where he led a research programme on justice needs. Maurits begins with the end in mind. What are the fair solutions that work for people? If litigation does not work, it needs to be replaced by better processes. Combining the best from courts, mediation and informal justice; using tech and evidence.
At HiiL, Maurits leads teams developing breakthrough innovations such as a code of conduct for the personal injury sector and evidence based guidelines for delivering family justice.Other examples are the – widely acclaimed – online supported justice journey for divorce (Rechtwijzer) and the measuring access to justice methodology (now a successful HiiL service). He also is the author of leading reports on how to organise access to justice at a country level.
Prof. Barendrecht will lead the break-out session on Transformation of Justice.