This week, instead of a blog we’ve something a little different.
Four months since our case was listed,
We had no judge, the court had missed it.
Counsel for the other side was cross
Three of his cases were a total loss.
Three in two weeks had not been heard,
“It’s really getting quite absurd!”
The clients spent a lot in costs
Their case adjourned, is this all lost?
It costs a lot if you pay twice,
It really isn’t very nice.
They reformed our family justice system,
The High and County Court – you missed ‘em,
Before it worked, but cost a lot,
So they did something to make it stop.
What reform will be a flop?
Make people fed up and go away
And sort things out another way?
You go to court and get no judge,
It’s just a wee bit hard to fudge.
Unless we pretend the courts are there
And sit our teddies on the judge’s chair.
Don’t go to court, it’s too expensive
The cost of it should make you pensive.
You simply must use mediation;
If that doesn’t work, then arbitration!
That takes the disputes out of court
And saves the cash George Osborne sought.
They’re too busy saying it’s a success
To own up it’s an awful mess.