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Make the law accessible and judges more accountable

Comment 13th July 2010

Cap fees for lawyers and educate judges to care about the quality of work carried out by lawyers. Review lawyers claims for costs on basis of work achieved and time that really needed to be spent. I would also provide transcripts of cases to litigants in person free of charge to help them challenge lazy judges. The methods of recourse when the legal systems fails are slow, inefficient and untrustworthy.

Why does this matter?

Currently, lawyers and judges have a contempt for litigants. Lawyers and barristers will often be awarded costs for their time irrespective of quality of the work carried out or accuracy of records. Lawyers take advantage by submitting overly high claims and judges nod them through. This makes acting as a litigant in person costly and frightening and lawyers rely on this to perpetuate intellectual dishonesty and inefficiency.

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