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The MoJ should admit the system is failing

The public and the profession should not accept the MoJ's spin-doctoring which sees them sitting on bad news until post-election

17 February 2015

Anyone who has had dealings with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will be well aware that the age of spin-doctoring is far from dead and buried. However, events have come to light in recent days that suggest the government ministry, or at the very least the people running it, are not fit to run the administration of justice in this country.

Over the weekend it was reported that the business secretary, Vince Cable had privately clashed with the Lord Chancellor, that almost all lawyers love to hate, Chris Grayling, over a substantial drop in the number of sexual discrimination cases being heard in employment tribunals, following the introduction of fees.

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