Can’t sleep so I have decided to launch a vicious attack on barristers & the judiciary 🙂
What is ‘civil litigation’? It’s court disputes about contracts, accidents, trespass etc. It is vastly bigger than criminal litigation. I don’t .
To begin, most judges started out as barristers. Pretty much all circuit judges, High Court judges, appeal & Supreme Court judges were barristers. This ..
A sues B for, let’s say, libel. The court directs the parties to file cost budgets saying how much their costs will be, the idea being (laughably) to ..
A hearing ..
Then the barristers exchange their skeletons & file them with the court. You might think this would result in:
• the hearing being dispensed with & decided more cheaply on paper &
• failing that, the judge turning up having ..
And you would be wrong on both counts. The hearing (if not adjourned for lack of time) will proceed aa though neither skeleton has been written, with each barrister taking the judge through ..
Invariably, the authorities will conflict. There will be previous decisions in which the court was strict & others in which it was lenient. But let’s say that, after the expenditure of many thousands of pounds, the court finds for B - the ..
A decides to appeal. A rigmarole follows in which permission to do so must be obtained. This, too, is an area in which the authorities conflict but we will fast forward ..
But now B appeals, this time to the Court of Appeal, from the High Court’s decision. The same charade is repeated & B wins. Mercifully, no appeal to the Supreme Court is allowed.
This utter farce will have cost tens, perhaps, ..
But then comes the next almost identical but very slightly different case & this goes all the way to the Court of Appeal too with, you guessed it, the opposite result.
I know the barristers reading this will just ..
I don’t care whether it matters a lot or a little ..
The barristers & judges are simply not capable of seeing what they have ..
The system is a scam, nobody sees it, all reforms make it worse - because they ..
I could go on for page after page but I’ll stop here for now. Feedback, not to say pushback, welcome. I will give as ..