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Judges at ‘breaking point’ finally speak out

Catherine Baksi urges the Lord Chancellor to drop his infatuation with the Global Law Summit and fix the system

12 February 2015

The protocol that dictates judges should avoid commenting on government policy has, until recently, kept all but the most outspoken or nearing retirement quiet on the impact of the drastic cost-cutting reforms across the justice system (though in a judgment published on 11 February, the Court of Appeal highlighted the false economy of the legal aid cuts which shift dosh saved by not paying for lawyers onto the court and judiciary).

However, in a survey of all salaried judges across the UK,
the judges have made their voices heard loud and clear, and they are steaming beneath their wigs.

Increased workloads, poor morale among a reduced number of court s...

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