Provision of Court & Tribunal Estate in England & Wales – PLA response

 

Do you agree with the proposals? What overall comments would you like to make on the proposals?

The PLA is not averse to change. We fully understand the financial reasons which have  given rise to the  proposal. However, what  is of concern is to ensure that, if the  proposal is put into effect, the service that the courts provide is fit for purpose. For too long there has been under-resourcing and under-management of the court service. As a result, the current service provided by the Courts is generally considered to be poor or very poor by our members. We attach a leading article published in the Law Society Gazette on 21 September 2015, written by the PLA chair-elect which addresses the serious concerns held by our members.

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