Increases to court fees

What has failing Grayling done to our courts and legal system? He must be the most underwhelming Lord Chief Justice ever appointed.

Not only has he promoted his ridiculous and embarrassing SARAH Bill but our courts have received such drastic funding cuts you can no longer attend in person at a court anywhere in the country to actually speak to anyone! The courts have become almost “virtual” and its impossible to get a court date without waiting months for simple hearings.

Delays in cases are not the instigation of lawyers it is the difficulty in actually getting a case into court!
To compound matters Grayling now sees fit to make even further changes. Having made so many cuts the court system doesn’t work anymore he now wants to pass on the consequences of the cuts to the general public by charging fortunes in court administration and issue fees.

His “Enhancing Court Fee consultation” should be renamed “I made so many cuts the courts don’t work anymore so need to tap the public to prop up the courts consultation.”

Hilary Meredith