24 February 2020

Courting disaster: EG article on the County Court users survey by Mathew Ditchburn

In 2015 the PLA surveyed its members on their experience of using the County Court. The results supported anecdotal evidence about how bad court administration had become, with 88% considering that it was not fit for purpose and 91% saying clients had expressed concerns about litigating in the County Court at all. Five years later, the PLA has repeated the survey and published a new report to see what, if any, improvements have been made. Sadly, matters appear to have gone into reverse, with 93% now saying the County Court falls below a workable standard. Read the article by Mathew Ditchburn, Chair of the Law Reform Committee, highlighting the PLA’s concerns.