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Spooked and spooky 
[2016] EWHC 13

We need to think creatively about useful things for judges to do when they no longer have real cases to try, writes Richard Barr

31 May 2016

The government's persistent assault on access to justice will
soon have the desired effect, as would-be clients will no longer be able to pay court fees, nor solicitors afford to deliver legal services, and there will be no courts to go to as they will all be closed. One of the less obvious effects will of course be a surplus of incisive judges.

I suggest the first case to be considered should tackle a subject that fascinates many - and directly affects a few of us - like me. I want to know, on the balance of probabilities, please, whether there are such things as ghosts. I therefore offer my proof of evidence.

In the High Court of Justice

Spooky Ghost Division

In the matter of a missing dictating machine and pair of glasses

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