Wednesday, 7 November 2012
His Honour Sir Frank White RIP
I suspect he would be horrified by the virtual abolition of the county court now before Parliament - see here. I suppose that nobody has noticed or protested this 'reform' because in the current climate there are bigger things to save than the local county court. I am particularly surprised that the housing lobby has not been more vocal as the CPR currently requires all possession claims to be listed at the tenant's or mortgagee's local court - how will that stand when there are no local courts......still given the legal aid cuts I don't suppose there is any money to represent people at local courts anyway....
Still it might be nice if Parliamentarians put up a bit of a fuss before this treasured local justice institution is marched before the bureaucratic firing squad.