Help wanted – let’s stop all these Prelims

Introduction I was sitting in Court the other day, waiting to get on for a Preliminary Hearing, complaining about the fact that I was waiting to get on for a Preliminary Hearing. Not just because of the seemingly endless optimism of the list office, but also because I had a (very) few papers clutched in…

2nd Consultation Response – Final Draft(s)

Introduction “Mr Grayling, when he took office, would have taken the Lord Chancellor’s oath in which he swore to “discharge my duty to ensure the provision of resources for the efficient and effective support of the courts for which I am responsible”. It is regrettable that, as this consultation makes clear, he has breached this oath.…