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- Outdated IT systems severely impede the delivery of justice…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.