“Our system of justice has become unaffordable to most” says UK’s most senior judge,

Speak up for Justice, together with other justice campaigners, have argued that the government’s cuts and reforms to the system have had a detrimental impact on access to justice.¬†The Lord Chief Justice, in his latest report has stated that:

  • Our system of justice has become unaffordable¬† to most. In consequence there has been a considerable increase of litigants in person, for whom our current court system is not really designed.
  • …the failure to invest has meant that many of he courtrooms have not been modernised and lack modern means of communication to provide better access to justice.
  • Outdated IT systems severely impede the delivery of justice…
  • No satisfactory means of funding the provisions of our system of justice has yet been achieved.

The Lord Chief Justice’s Report, 2015

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