Judges 'dismayed' by government's whiplash proposals, say it will clog up courts

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In its response to the government's whiplash consultation, judges on the Civil Executive Team said that the absence of legal skill in case preparation and presentation would place "considerable stresses" on court staff, in a court estate which is at the same time being "drastically shrunk". "The greater average time needed for the resolution of each case will mean that there will be an increase in the judicial and court staff work needed for each court fee paid, thereby reducing the substanti